• Class Number 7059
• Term Code 3360
• Class Info
• Unit Value 6 units
• Mode of Delivery In Person
• COURSE CONVENER
• AsPr Yijuan Chen
• Class Dates
• Class Start Date 24/07/2023
• Class End Date 27/10/2023
• Census Date 31/08/2023
• Last Date to Enrol 31/07/2023
SELT Survey Results

Applied Micro-econometrics (EMET4301)

The overall aim of the course is to introduce students to the practical application of micro-econometric methods. Micro-econometrics is concerned mainly with the analysis of crosssectional and short panel data from individuals, households, firms, regions etc. (Macro-econometrics is concerned mainly with analysing economic time series and long panel data from one or more countries.) The course goes beyond the linear regression models used to estimate simple associations between dependent and independent variables. It covers nonlinear models used to analyse for example discrete and censored dependent variables, and it covers estimation of causal effects as opposed to associations. The necessary econometric theory will be covered/reviewed and numerous applications will be discussed. In addition, practical aspects of data analysis will be discussed using the software Stata.

## Learning Outcomes

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

1. explain features of commonly used data types and sampling schemes.
2. explain major types of empirical research and main aspects of empirical strategies.
3. explain major econometric techniques for causal identification.
4. demonstrate an appreciation of econometric research and journal articles.
5. critically discuss the detailed empirical strategies of journal articles.
6. use statistical software for data management and analysis.

## Research-Led Teaching

Based on all the econometrics tools previously studied, this course prepares students for applying the most appropriate econometric tools in empirical works, especially using

micro data. By explaining the advantages and potential problems of common identification strategies, students will develop a sense of how to make choices among different

strategies based on available data and economic research questions at hand.

## Required Resources

"Mostly Harmless Econometrics: An Empiricist’s Companion", Joshua D. Angrist and Jörn-Steffen Pischke, Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press. The eBook is available at the ANU's Chifley library.

"Microeconometrics Using Stata", 2nd Edition, A. Colin Cameron and Pravin K. Trivedi, Stata Press. A request has been put to the ANU Library to acquire the eBook and make it available to students.

"Econometric Analysis", William Greene, Pearson Education. The eBook is available at the ANU's Chifley library.

## Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

• feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc

## Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.

## Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Introduction to Micro-econometrics
2 Fundamental Microeconometric Theory I
3 Fundamental Microeconometric Theory II
4 Instrumental Variable I
5 Instrumental Variable II Wattle Quiz
6 Panel Data I
7 Panel Data II
8 Difference in Difference
9 Regression Discontinuity Designs I
10 Regression Discontinuity Designs II
11 Quantile Regression
12 Review STATA Empirical Project; Final Exam

## Tutorial Registration

All tutorials this semester will be delivered on-campus.

You are expected to attend one tutorial each week from Week 2 onwards. ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage. https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/timetabling].

## Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Wattle Quiz 5 % 23/08/2023 25/08/2023 1.2.3.4
STATA Empirical Project 25 % 27/10/2023 10/11/2023 1.2.3.4
Final Exam 70 % * * 1.2.3.4

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details

## Policies

ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines , which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Integrity Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

## Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Skills website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

## Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

## Participation

This is an on-campus course. Attendance at all teaching events, while not compulsory, is expected in line with “Code of Practice for Teaching and Learning”, clause 2 paragraph (b). In addition, tutorials are a discussion-based class. Providing worked solutions would not effectively compensate for missing a tutorial. Students who, through unavoidable and unplanned occurrences, are unable to attend a tutorial class one week are encouraged to work through the problems and attend a consultation session for discussion and solutions.

## Examination(s)

Value: 5 %
Due Date: 23/08/2023
Return of Assessment: 25/08/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1.2.3.4

Wattle Quiz

The Quiz will be run on Wattle, and scheduled in Week 5, with the exact time to be announced by Week 3. The quiz will be 30-minute long, and in the form of Multiple Choice Questions. It covers course materials from Week 1 to Week 3. The results of the quiz will be returned to students by the end of Week 5 (i.e. prior to Week 6).

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 27/10/2023
Return of Assessment: 10/11/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1.2.3.4

STATA Empirical Project

There will be a STATA-based assignment due in Week 12. Students must submit the assignment through Turnitin. The assignment will be posted on Wattle on Week 9. Assessments on the assignments will be returned to students within 3 weeks after submission.

Value: 70 %
Learning Outcomes: 1.2.3.4

Final Exam

The 3-hour final exam will be on campus and organized by the ANU Examination Office. It will cover all the course materials taught throughout the semester. More details will be provided by Week 12. Questions may include short-answer, multiple-choice, and calculation-type questions.

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.

The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.

The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.

The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.

## Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

## Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

## Late Submission

• Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.

## Referencing Requirements

The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.

In tutorial

## Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

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If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

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Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

## Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

## Convener

 AsPr Yijuan Chen 54909

yijuan.chen@anu.edu.au

### Research Interests

Health Economics, Industrial Organization

### AsPr Yijuan Chen

 Thursday 13:00 14:00