The details
Colchester Campus
Postgraduate: Level 7
Sunday 17 January 2021
Friday 26 March 2021
15 October 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

MRESL10012 Economics,
MRESL100EK Economics,
MRESL100KE Economics,
MPHDL10048 Economics,
PHD L10048 Economics

Module description

This module is concerned with topics in modern microeconometrics. Its
coverage begins with an examination of the nature of causal and noncausal models, a discussion of the nature of microeconomic data structures, and a review of core econometric methods.
It then proceeds to cover the analysis of limited dependent variable models, including discrete choice models and selection models, and then to examine program evaluation methods, including difference-in-differences estimators, regression discontinuity approach, and instrumental variables

Module aims

To understand the methods of estimation and inference as applied in these models, be able to derive
the properties of some econometric methods applicable to such data and be prepared for the use
of these methods in their own empirical research.
Further information about the module is contained

Module learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course students will have acquired an appreciation of
econometric methods applicable to the analysis of models for microeconomic data.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

One 2 hour lecture per week. Module resources will be made available in the Course Materials Repository. Feedback for this module will occur through class meetings where we will go over the answers to problem sets and where you will be able to ask questions about your own method of solution; answers that will be posted on the website for the module that will give you written guidance on the appropriate method to approach the problems, assignments, and tests; and office hours where any additional questions can be addressed. You should be sure that you use these methods to understand how to improve your own performance.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Test     
Exam  120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main) 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%


Coursework Exam
0% 100%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Gordon Kemp, email:
Dr Gordon Kemp
For further information, send a message to



External examiner

Dr Roberto Bonilla Trejos
The University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Available via Moodle
Of 30 hours, 28 (93.3%) hours available to students:
2 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information

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