The purpose of this course is to prepare students to understand and conduct cutting-edge research in the field of Microeconometrics. After having taken this course students should be able to critically assess empirical papers in fields such as IO, labor, health, trade, et cetera. Many of the methods discussed in class will also be helpful to empirically analyze macroeconomic questions using microdata. Although the focus of this class is on applied work, we will also discuss the underlying econometric theory. The (approximately) first 8 weeks cover some core topics on panel data analysis and discrete-choice models. In the second half of the semester, we will tailor the course towards your interests discussing important methods used in recent econometric and empirical papers. Several tutorial sessions will complement the lectures with data-based exercises.
All lecture material is available on Canvas.