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).
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
assignments (10%), referee report (15%), Mid-semester test (25%) and 2hr Final examination (50%)
(ECOS2901 or ECOS2001) with a minimum mark of 70% or greater; and (ECMT2150 or ECMT2110)