TOPICS IN MACROECONOMETRICS - 2023/4
Module code: ECOD025
The module covers a range of econometric tools that are typically employed in empirical work in macroeconomics.
VOLPICELLA Alessio (Economics)
Number of Credits: 0
ECTS Credits: 0
Framework: FHEQ Level 8
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 8
Independent Learning Hours: 133
Guided Learning: 6
Captured Content: 3
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes: -Maximum Likelihood and State-Space Models -Bayesian Econometrics -GMM, Simulated Method of Moments, Indirect Inference -Structural Vector Autoregressions: Identification, Estimation and Inference -Local Projections -Nonlinear Methods
|Unit of assessment
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their technical skills relating to the use of the relevant econometrics techniques to carry out innovative empirical work.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of a mix of problem sets, presentations, papers replication, and referee reports.
Students will be supported formatively through interactive teaching, informal discussion, mini coding workshops and office hours.
Written and oral feedback will be provided on the pieces of assessment. Office hours are devoted to more targeted, individually based feedback on specific problems.
Extracts from the coursework may eventually be used in the students’ PhD dissertation, and that will not constitute self-plagiarism.
- to provide students with a strong foundation on theoretical macroeconometrics and its applications
- to enable students to conduct independent research in macroeconometrics/empirical macroeconomics
|To demonstrate advanced understanding and be able to critically evaluate of the main methods used in empirical macroeconomics
|To engage in innovative research in macroeconometrics
|To be able to independently implement, using appropriate software (e.g. Matlab), and apply the techniques learned to real data, and intepret the results
|To be able to present critical analysis at the appropriate level
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:
• Provide research-led teaching that gives students a deep understanding of the theoretical econometric issues, enables them to implement the techniques and allows students to consider possible methodological contributions.
The learning and teaching methods include:
• 11 taught lectures, which will include the presentation of technical material and interaction with students
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.
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Programmes this module appears in
|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 2023/4 academic year.