Detailed information 
Prerequisites 
^{(*)}Fach Einführung in die Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Fach Einführung in die Volkswirtschaftslehre und Fach Kernkompetenzen I aus Volkswirtschaftslehre

Original study plan 
Bachelor's programme Business and Economics 2018W 
Objectives 
The aim of the intensifying course (IK) Intermediate Econometrics is to provide a deeper understanding of the concepts covered in the course (KS) Intermediate Econometrics. In the intensifying course, students apply econometric methods to real data in order to develop practical skills that are necessary to perform independent empirical research.

Subject 
Students will gain a deeper insight into multiple linear regression models and will learn how to apply these models to economic data.
 Multiple Linear Regression
 Model specification
 Binary variables
 Sources and consequences of endogeneity
 Basic regression analysis with time series data
 Basic regression analysis with panel data

Criteria for evaluation 
Grading is based on problem sets (30 points), and a presentation of a scientific paper (30 points).

Methods 
Before class, students have to solve problem sets consisting mainly of computer exercises. In class, each exercise is presented by a randomly chosen student using the statistical software package STATA. In the second part of the intensifying course, groups of students have to present and discuss scientific papers. The presentation may include a small replication exercise.

Language 
English and French 
Study material 
Wooldridge, Jeffrey M. (2013): Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach, SouthWestern Cengage Learning, 5th edition (or 4th edition, 2008).
Optional:
 Adkins, L.C. & Hill, R.C. (2011): Using Stata for Principles of Econometrics, 4th edition, Wiley.
 Acock, A.C. (2014): A Gentle Introduction to Stata, 4th edition, Stata Press.

Changing subject? 
No 
Further information 
The intensifying course is complementary to the course (KS) Intermediate Econometrics. Students have to attend the course in order to participate in the intensifying course. Students should be familiar with the statistical software package STATA. The intensifying course (IK) Empirische Wirtschaftsforschung (offered every winter semester) provides a comprehensive introduction to STATA.

Corresponding lecture 
^{(*)}572ECTMECOU15: IK Econometrics I
