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Unformatted text preview: Econ 1002: Applied Economics Matthew Wakefield University College London and Institute for Fiscal Studies m.wakefield (at) ucl.ac.uk Jan - Mar 2009 Oce Hour: Tues 3-3.55 (from 27th Jan), location tbc www.ucl.ac.uk/economics/degree-courses/undergraduate/course-list/courses/econ1002 coursepage or link from: www.ucl.ac.uk/economics/degree-courses/undergraduate/course-list/courses/applied-economics Thanks to the previous two lecturers, Professors Ian Preston and James Banks, for much of the content of this course. Econ 1002 Matthew Wakefield Outline Course Overview Course Aims Elements Course Outline Introduction Purposes Types of data Simple model Key Issues Stata Stats software Course details Econ 1002: Applied Economics Lecturer: Matthew Wakefield m .wakefield (at) ucl.ac.uk Oce hour: Tues 3-3.55, from 27th Jan, location tbc Course webpage Course materials on webpage - important you can find it! www.ucl.ac.uk/economics/degree-courses/ undergraduate/course-list/courses/econ1002 coursepage or link from: www.ucl.ac.uk/economics/degree-courses/ undergraduate/course-list/courses/applied-economics Matthew Wakefield (UCL/IFS) Econ 1002 Jan - Mar 2009 2 / 22 Econ 1002 Matthew Wakefield Outline Course Overview Course Aims Elements Course Outline Introduction Purposes Types of data Simple model Key Issues Stata Stats software Outline I: Overview and Introduction 1 Course Overview Course Aims Course Elements Course Outline 2 Introduction The purposes of Applied Economics Types of data A Simple Model Key issues when taking model to data Matthew Wakefield (UCL/IFS) Econ 1002 Jan - Mar 2009 3 / 22 Econ 1002 Matthew Wakefield Outline Course Overview Course Aims Elements Course Outline Introduction Purposes Types of data Simple model Key Issues Stata Stats software Course Overview Course Aims This course is about the analysis of data within economics, and the interpretation of empirical results. More specifically the course aims: To provide a practical introduction to commonly used econometric techniques. To illustrate the application of economic theory to data How to build an empirical model To impart the ability to understand and interpret results statistically and economically As such: Learn how empirical work and theoretical work can complement each other Learn how data can be brought to bear on policy questions, and how to interpret evidence that is presented This is an important complement to statistical method course (econometrics), and to theoretical economics Matthew Wakefield (UCL/IFS) Econ 1002 Jan - Mar 2009 4 / 22 Econ 1002 Matthew Wakefield Outline Course Overview Course Aims Elements Course Outline Introduction Purposes Types of data Simple model Key Issues Stata Stats software Course Overview Elements Lectures- Course material and practical lectures 25 hours of lecture time with me 20 hours to go through course material 5 hours practical lectures, primarily to see how to solve exam type questions Classes 5 Classes (with class tutors) To go through exercises...
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