This course exposes students to advanced economic models and empirical techniques. Particular emphasis is given to the interplay between theory and empirical applications. Students in the course will learn how economic models are used to motivate empirical work in economics. They will also learn to interpret empirical work in light of the motivating theory. Finally, they will be able to evaluate to what extent and empirical application provides a good test of a theory and whether either the data or the empirical methods have any limitations in this regard.
ECON.3030 Microeconomic Theory, and ECON.3040 Macroeconomic Theory, and ECON.4070 Econometrics, and ECON.3110 Mathematical Economics.