This information is for the 2021/22 session.
Prof Javier Hidalgo 32L.4.20 and Prof Taisuke Otsu 32L.4.25
This course is compulsory on the MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics. This course is available on the MRes/PhD in Economics and MSc in Applicable Mathematics. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
Students must have completed Introductory Course for MSc EME (EC451).
EC451 takes place prior to the start of Michaelmas Term, please contact email@example.com for more information.
This course gives an advanced treatment of the theory of estimation and inference for econometric models.
Part (a) Background; asymptotic statistical theory: modes of convergence, asymptotic unbiasedness, uniform integrability, stochastic orders of magnitude, convergence in distribution, central limit theorems, applications to linear regression, extensions to time series, consistency and asymptotic distribution of implicitly defined extremum estimators.
Part (b) General asymptotic theorems, nonlinear regression, quantile regression, nonparametric methods (kernel and series methods), generalized method of moments, conditional moment restriction, many and weak instruments, limited dependent variables, treatment effect, bootstrap, and time series.
20 hours of lectures and 10 hours of seminars in the MT. 20 hours of lectures and 10 hours of seminars in the LT.
This course is delivered through a combination of classes and lectures totalling a minimum of 60 hours across Michaelmas Term and Lent Term. This year, some or all of this teaching will be delivered through a combination of virtual classes, live streamed (recorded) lectures, and some flipped content delivered as short online videos.
Two marked assignments per term.
No one book covers the entire syllabus; a list of references will be provided at the start of the course, and lecture notes and relevant articles will be circulated.
Exam (50%, duration: 2 hours) in the January exam period.
Exam (50%, duration: 2 hours) in the summer exam period.
Course selection videos
Some departments have produced short videos to introduce their courses. Please refer to the course selection videos index page for further information.
Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Total students 2020/21: 37
Average class size 2020/21: 13
Controlled access 2020/21: Yes
Value: One Unit