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EC977 - Panel Data Econometrics

  • Module code: EC977
  • Module name: Panel Data Econometrics
  • Department: Economics
  • Credit: 18

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The last decade or so has seen a dramatic increase in the use of panel (longitudinal) data in the econometric analysis of economic behaviour along with a parallel growth in the development of estimation techniques applicable to these data. The aim of this module is to provide an understanding of these econometric techniques and their use in the empirical investigation of panel data models.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the students will have developed: An understanding of econometric issues involved in the analysis of panel data and will be able to conduct panel data analysis and interpret the results from these models; Written communication skills in form of written summaries of empirical work; Numeracy skills in the conduct of the statistical exercises; IT skills in use of specialist statistical packages; Critical insight to appraise econometric results obtained by other researchers using panel data; The habit of thought, knowledge and understanding to be able to carry out good quality applied econometric research using panel data with confidence and authority; A deeper and broader knowledge and understanding of material needed for empirical quantitative analysis using panel data.

Timetabled teaching activities

2 lectures per week in term 2.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
18 CATS (Module code: EC977-18)
D (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 10%
Assessed Course Work 10%
Examination - May 80%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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