Applied Microeconometrics

Module code: ECN601

Applied Microeconometrics builds on the skills provided in ECN6540 Econometric Methods in order to develop further your econometric skills, using examples from different areas of applied microeconomics.

This is a core module for:

Learning objectives

By the end of the module you should demonstrate an ability to:

  • Critically evaluate existing studies in applied microeconometrics
  • Develop and test your own models and hypotheses using econometric techniques
  • Produce basic original applied microeconometric studies


The syllabus will aim to include the following topics:

  • Instrumental variables
  • Panel data
  • Interaction effects with continuous and binary outcomes
  • Policy evaluation methods
  • Count data models
  • Ordered choice models
  • Multinomial choice models

Teaching methods

Nine two-hour lectures and six one-hour workshops spread over the semester.


The assessment of this module will be by an assignment (50%) and an unseen exam (50%).

Basic reading

We advise you not to buy books before the module begins, as the reading list may change. If you wish to read in advance, look for these texts in the University library

The following textbooks can be used as background reading:

Wooldridge, J. (2009) Introductory Econometrics, 4th edition. South-Western.

Greene, W.H. (2007) Econometric Analysis, 6th edition. Pearson.

Prerequisites ECN6540 Econometric Methods.

Module leader Dr Arne Risa Hole

Please note that the leader may change before the module begins

Semester Spring

Credits 15