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Applied Research in International Economics (R-Module)

Exam number: 6657

Semester: from 1st semester

Duration of the module: One semester

Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective etc.): Elective

Frequency of module offer: Each summer semester; for the last time in summer semester 2014

Prerequisites: Completion of track module "Empirical International Economics"

Applicability of module for other study programmes:
Obligatory or elective in other study programmes. For further information check regulations of the study programme.

Person responsible for module: Prof. Ingo Geishecker, PhD

Name of the professor: Prof. Ingo Geishecker, PhD

Language of teaching: English

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 6

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Contact time (Lecture, tutorial etc.): 30 h; self-study: 150 h

Contact hours (per week in semester): 2

Methods and duration of examination:
Research paper documenting own empirical analysis and brief presentation

Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: Please check regulations of the study programme

Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
Primary aim of the course is to teach students how to carry out their own empirical analysis, how to interpret and how to communicate results. The research module builds on the course Empirical International Economics and applies the learned methods to new analytical problems. Skills and techniques developed in the course are easily transferrable to other field of empirical analysis.
Core competencies:
- Deeper knowledge of empirical methods
- Ability to comprehend and criticise empirical studies
- Ability to carry out empirical studies
- Ability to transfer and apply knowledge to new analytical problems

Contents of the module:
Students will complete their own predefined empirical analysis in the area of International Economics. To do so they will obtain and organize data, run regressions and simulations and write a short research paper.

Teaching and learning methods:
Research Seminar, Tutorials

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
Articles to be announced during the semester
Recommended background reading:
Jeffrey M. Wooldridge, “Introductory Econometrics: A modern Approach”, 5th edition, 2013. Cengage Learning Emea.
Joshua D. Angrist and Jörn-Steffen Pischke, “Mostly Harmless Econometrics: An Empiricist's Companion” 2008, Princeton University Press.

Further information:
Registration in Moodle Viadrina required.