• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Econometrics
  • Areas of interest Econometrics

This course takes the theoretical econometric tools students have learned in other courses and teaches students how to apply those techniques to real world problems and data. The course focuses on the concept of causal inference and the different techniques used to causally identify the effect of treatments on outcomes. Using economic data and modern computer software, students learn how to conduct empirical studies by replicating well known econometric analyses. The techniques covered are: Regression Discontinuity Design, Panel Data Methods, Difference in difference analysis, Instrumental Variables, Synthetic Control, Bootstrapping and Randomisation Inference. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. explain econometric concepts such as causality, endogeneity, confounding factors, selection, and simultaneity;
  2. explain econometric techniques for estimating causal effects;
  3. investigate the properties of econometric techniques using Monte Carlo simulation;
  4. use statistical software to manage and analyse data;
  5. carry out an empirical analysis of data using the econometric techniques discussed.

Other Information

Indicative Assessment

  1. Assessment may consist of a Final Exam, mid-semester exam(s), quizzes, assignments or some combination thereof. See the Class Summary for details. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Workload

130 hours in total over the semester consisting of lectures, tutorials and private study time.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed EMET2007. Incompatible with EMET8001.

Prescribed Texts

See Class Summary.

Majors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2681 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person N/A

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