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Applied Microeconometrics (6 ECTS)

Command of microeconometric methods is a key requirement for the independent execution of empiric analyses in the field of Public Finance. Besides fundamental empirial 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 module is to enable students to perform independent, empirical work and to analyse and develop the presented methods and approaches.

The course content comprises, among others:

  • Logit, Probit, Tobit models
  • Difference-in-differences methods
  • Instrumental variables