Quantitative Economics Project

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Jeremiah Dittmar


This course is compulsory on the BSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit. This course is not available to General Course students.


Students must have completed Principles of Econometrics (EC221).

Course content

This course provides an opportunity to learn how to do quantitative economic research in a practical way. Seminars are designed to provide training in independent research work and to encourage the student to take an overall view of the different specialised areas in economics.


1 hour of lectures in the MT. 10 hours of lectures in the LT.

Students are expected to pursue research on a subject of their own choice under the supervision of a member of staff. In the seminar each student will present a preliminary outline of the results of the project for comments by fellow students and teachers.

Formative coursework

Students are required to prepare material for their presentations in the seminar, but this is not formally graded.

Indicative reading

As each student chooses an individual topic, there is no reading list for this course.


Dissertation (100%, 10000 words) in the ST.

A completed project (up to 10,000 words) on an approved subject will be required to be submitted by 1 May in the year in which the course is taken. There is no written examination. The project carries all the marks.

Key facts

Department: Economics

Total students 2012/13: 10

Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable

Value: One Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

PDAM skills

  • Self-management
  • Application of information skills
  • Communication