Module code: ECOM043

Module Overview

This 15 credit module introduces students to the econometric techniques relevant for the estimation of a range of models including those with either qualitative or limited dependent variables, models for survival analysis, and panel data models. A strong emphasis is placed on the empirical applications of these techniques and their intuition

Module provider


Module Leader

WITT Robert (Economics)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 120

Lecture Hours: 22

Laboratory Hours: 8

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

ECOM042 (Econometrics 1) is a co-requisite for this module

Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Maximum Likelihood Principle,  LP and Logit, Probit Models

  • Truncated and Censored Regression Models, Duration Models

  • Panel Data Models

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
School-timetabled exam/test IN-SEMESTER TEST - 1 HOUR 25
Examination EXAMINATION - 2 HOUR 75

Alternative Assessment

Not applicable

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the students’ understanding of the statistical concepts associated with the methods studied, and ability to use STATA  to solve simple problems can be assessed

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • 2 hour unseen examination paper (75%) scheduled in Weeks 13-15. Statistical tables are provided for this assessment and candidates are permitted to use a pocket calculator.

  • 1 hour multiple choice test in Week 7 worth 25%.

Formative assessment and feedback

Class test plus a two hour exam

Students will receive verbal feedback on their performance during the lab workshops and in the lectures.Office hours provide further opportunities for individual feedback. 

Module aims

  • access and understand an applied economics literature that uses these techniques
  • undertake competent empirical research using such techniques and
  • develop a familiarity with the STATA econometric package in undertaking such empirical analysis. 

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Demonstrate a systematic understanding of limited dependent variables methods and to apply them to simple situations KC
002 Deal with complex concepts used for survival analysis and panel data models and to apply them to simple situations KC
003 Use the Stata software package to develop further their understanding of the syllabus material PT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

  • Make the students understand the ideas behind the methods analysed;

  • Allow the students to apply these methods to simple situations.

  • Reading using lecturers guidance

  • Preparing exercises for discussion in computing workshops

  • Responding to questions in lectures and in computing workshops

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • 11 x 2 hour lectures

  • 8 x 1 hour STATA lab workshops

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list
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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Business Analytics MSc 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Economics and Finance MSc 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
International Economics, Finance and Development MSc 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Economics MSc 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2020/1 academic year.