The aim of this course is to provide the participants with a basic understanding of empirical economics and to give them an introduction to econometrics. Building on the lecture "BA: Statistics" the participants shall be enabled to conduct empirical analysis on their own.
Analysis of economic relationships
Introduction to econometrics
Introduction to STATA
Estimating, testing and predicting in the simple and multiple regression model framework
Problems and extensions of the multiple regression model
Wooldridge, J. (2013): Introductory Econometrics. A Modern Approach. South-Western Cengage Learning.
Schira, J. (2012): Statistische Methoden der VWL und BWL. Pearson Studium.
Kohler, U., Kreuter, F. (2008): Datenanalyse mit Stata. Oldenburg Verlag.
16.01.18 Submission of seminar paper until 12:00 p.m.: 2x printed; electronic version via e-mail
18.01.18 Assignment of paper to be discussed via e-mail
24./25.01.18 Final presentation and discussion
Participation in all meetings
Compliance with all dates and deadlines
Seminar paper (max. 25 pages)
Discussion of another seminar paper at the final presentation
Economics: MA-FK-600, MA-W-210/220
MA: Public Policy Evaluation recommended
The large inflow of migrants into Western European countries over the last few years has caused an active public and scientific discussion about micro- and macroeconomic effects of migration. In this seminar we will thus deal with the gap in characteristics, behavior and outcomes between immigrants and natives with a specific focus on Germany. We are especially interested in whether and how migrants and natives differ with respect to unemployment incidence, self-employment activity, well-being and personality traits.
The aim of the seminar is to make use of the provided 50%-sample of the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) and conduct a causal analysis in STATA, applying the methodology taught in the Master courses. Over the course of the seminar you will acquire an overview of the current state of literature on your selected topic and practice presenting your results in structured manner, both in a verbal and written form. This seminar constitutes a good preparation for a master thesis.