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Course module: USEMEE
Empirical Economics
Course infoSchedule
Course codeUSEMEE
ECTS Credits5
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Law, Economics and Governance; Graduateschool REBO; International Economics and Business;
Contact persondr. A.S. Kalwij
dr. A.S. Kalwij
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Contactperson for the course
dr. A.S. Kalwij
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Teaching period
1  (02/09/2019 to 10/11/2019)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slotBD: See 'Help'
Study mode
RemarkRequired in masters IM, BDE, FM, BF & EP.
Enrolment periodfrom 03/06/2019 up to and including 30/06/2019
Course application processadministratie onderwijsinstituut
Enrolling through OSIRISNo
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesNo
Waiting listNo
Learning objectives
At the end of the course the student is able to:
  • Interpret and assess quantitative empirical analyses;
  • Apply econometric estimation techniques such as Least Squares and Instrumental Variables;
  • Select the correct estimation techniques belonging to the economic problem and apply these techniques to specific data sets.
The course in Empirical Economics is a methodological and supportive course that prepares students for doing empirical research. This course provides an overview of the main econometric methods, in which understanding is reached through their application to specific data sets. It pays attention to the econometric analysis of cross-section, time-series, and panel data. Economic topics relevant for the various Master programmes are discussed.

The starting point of the course is the linear regression model applied to cross section data and that will be reviewed intensively. In the next weeks estimation methods of time series and forecasting, panel data, instrumental variables, and limited dependent variables model will be discussed.

The econometric software package Stata is used throughout this course. Stata is used for the illustration of the theoretical concepts at the lectures and needed to make the tutorial exercises.

Lectures (2 hours per week) and tutorials (2 hours per week).

Assessment method
An individual exam. This is a closed book exam and a formula card will be provided. (100%, individual)

In case online access is required for this course and you are not in the position to buy the access code, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for an alternative solution. Please note that access codes are not re-usable meaning that codes from second hand books do not work, as well as access codes from books with a different ISBN number. Separate or spare codes are usually not available.
Entry requirements
You must meet the following requirements
  • Enrolled for a degree programme of faculty Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance
Required materials
Wooldridge J.M. (2014). Introduction to Econometrics. EMEA Edition; 1st edition. Cengage Learning EMEA.(later edition of the book, Introductory Econometrics: a modern approach, same author, can be used from the 4th edition onwards)
The econometric software package STATA (which is available in the computer rooms of U.S.E. and also accessible through MyWorkplace).
Study guide
Course manual
Instructional formats


Individual exam
Test weight100
Minimum grade1

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