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Applied Microeconometrics (6 LP)

Command of microeconometric methods is a key requirement for the independent execution of empirical analysis in the field of Public Finance. Besides fundamental empirical models, students shall learn quasi-experimental methods of modern causal analysis. The theoretical contents are illustrated through empirical analyses of microdata in relation to current economic policy issues. The goal of this course is to enable students to perform independent, empirical work and to analyze and develop the presented methods and approaches.


  • Logit, Probit, Tobit models

  • Difference-in-differences methods

  • Instrumental variables

  • Randomized controlled trials (RTCs)

  • Regression discontinuity designs