Syllabus/achievement requirements

Students attending Master's courses will be able to participate on a library course. At the course you will learn how to do searches in both national and international databases, and you will have the opportunity to search the articles that is on your curriculum.The course is voluntary, but we strongly recommend that students attend. More information to come.


Kennedy, Peter. (2008). A guide to econometrics. 6th edition. Wiley-Blackwell

Stock, James H. and Mark W. Watson. (2012). Introduction to Econometrics. Pearson International Edition. Pearson.

Downloadable articles, books and other texts

You can search the articles and e-books in the e-journal database available at the University of Oslo Library. This requires having access to and being logged onto the UiO system. Contact the Reference Services at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library if you have problems finding the literature.

Acemoglu, Daron, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson and Pierre Yared. (2008). “Income and Democracy.” American Economic Review 98(3): 808–842.

Beck, Nathaniel and Jonathan N. Katz. (1995). “What to Do (and Not to Do) with Time-Series Cross-Section Data." American Political Science Review 89(3): 634–647.

Beck, Nathaniel and Jonathan N. Katz. (2001). “Throwing out the Baby with the Bath Water: A Comment on Green, Kim, and Yoon.” International Organization 2(2):487–495.

Buhaug, Halvard. (2006). “Relative Capability and Rebel Objective in Civil War”. Journal of Peace Research 43 (6): 691–708.

Braumoeller, B. F. (2004). “Hypothesis Testing and Multiplicative Interaction Terms”. International Organization 58 (3): 807–820.

Green, Donald P., Soo Yeon Kim and David H. Yoon (2001) “Dirty Pool”. International Organization 55 (2): 441-468.

Friedrich, Robert J. (1982). “In Defense of Multiplicative Terms in Multiple Regression Equations”. American Journal of Political Science 26 (4): 797–833.

Kalyvas, Stathis. (2008). “Ethnic Defection in Civil War”. Comparative Political Studies 41 (8): 1043–1068.

Kalyvas, Stathis and Matthew Adam Kocher (2009). “The Dynamics of Violence in Vietnam: An Analysis of the Hamlet Evaluation System”. Journal of Peace Research 46 (3): 335–355.

Lacina, Bethany. (2006). “Explaining the Severity of Civil Wars”. Journal of Conflict Resolution 50 (2): 276–289.

Salehyan, Idean, Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, and David E. Cunningham (2011). “Explaining External Support for Insurgent Groups”. International Organization 65: 709–744.


  • Hegre, Håvard. 2011. Logistic regression: binomial, multinomial, and ordinal; Sections 3 and 4. 21 pages. To be distributed during the lectures.
  • Selected lecture notes may also be considered part of the curriculum. Further information will be provided at the upstart of the course.



Published Nov. 23, 2015 6:11 PM