Applied Microeconometrics (ECOS3903)


This unit of study is designed to provide students with various topics in applied microeconomics. Estimation of the labour supply elasticity, returns to schooling, and returns to training programs are examples of topics this unit will cover. Various empirical topics in international trade, environmental economics, and health economics will also be discussed. Students will explore econometric methodologies extensively used in applied microeconomics (e.g., instrument variables, generalise methods of moments, panel data methods, probit and logit models, Tobit model, and sample selection model).

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Further unit of study information


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


assignments (10%), referee report (15%), Mid-semester test (25%) and 2hr Final examination (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


ECOS2901 and ECOS2902 and (ECOS2903 or MATH2070 or MATH2970) with a 70% average across those three units combined; and (ECMT2150 or ECMT2110)

Additional Information

Students intending to proceed to fourth year economics honours must take this unit or (ECMT3110 plus one of ECMT2120, ECMT3120, ECMT3130, ECMT3160 or ECMT3170).

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.