ECON 4290

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This course is designed for research-oriented students who want to acquire knowledge of advanced-level academic research. The focus will be on research methods used in empirical microeconomics, however the scope of the papers discussed in this course is not restricted to the economic analysis of politics. Rather, it is intended to address the needs of students who want to conduct research in applied microeconomics in general, including industrial organization and labor economics. Unlike courses in econometrics, this course focuses on the application of methods rather than their theoretical properties. The emphasis of the course will be on understanding how the nature of the research question, the structure of the data, and the context together influence the design of empirical strategies.The context of applications will often be politics, but, you are not required to have background knowledge of politics. Many political economy questions that we discuss in this course will be intuitive and familiar to students without taking any courses related to politics. The contexts also include various other fields such as labor economics, development economics, and industrial organization

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ECON 3030, ECON 3040, and ECON 3120 or  ECON 3140.

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16946ECON 4290  SEM 101