Vocational Skills for Empiricists

ECON713

Practical skills necessary to do empirical work. Emphasis on effective programming in STATA, Matlab, and other higher programming languages. Management of data sets, including trade-offs empirical economists make when analyzing data. Assignment to attempt replication of the results of a paper published on a top economics journal. This course is for students who have completed the first year of the PhD program in Economics. 3 units.