ECON9104 - Topics in Econometrics

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Subtitle autumn 2017:  "Econometric Analysis of Network Data"  (Application form below)

This course will provide an overview of econometric methods appropriate for the analysis of social and economic networks. Many social and economic acitivies are embedded in networks. Furthermore, datasets with natural graph theoretic (i.e., network) structure are increasingly available to researchers. We will review (i) how to describle, summarize and visually present network data and (ii) formal econometric models of network formation that admit heterogeneity, strategic behavior, and/or dynamics.  The focus will be on the formal development of methods, but selected empirical examples will also be covered, as will methods of practical computation.

Admission

This course is offered to PhD candidates at the Department of Economics.  Other candidates admitted to a PhD program may apply to take the course, but must be registered at the University of Oslo. 

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Teaching

The course takes place during one intensive week.

Credit for the course requires both active participation in class and a take home exam.

Examination

Take home exam

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

It is recommended to request an explanation of your grade before you decide to appeal.

Appeal

Explanation

The deadline to request an explanation is one week after the grade is published. For oral and practical examinations, the deadline is immediately after you have received your grade.

The explanation should normally be given within two weeks after you have asked for it. The examiner decides whether the explanation is to be given in writing or verbally.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course

Credits

5

Level

PhD

Teaching

Spring 2018

Examination

Spring 2018

Teaching language

English