ECON5004 Microeconometric Models for Agricultural and Environmental Economics

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
This unit focuses on the estimation and causal inference techniques common in the field of Agricultural and Environmental Economics: instrumental variables approaches; panel data methods, demand system methods, discrete choice models and other emerging techniques. The unit blends theory and applications with a particular focus on casual identification. Students are given the opportunity, through lectures, labs and research assignments to develop in-depth knowledge of various techniques.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) identify and apply the appropriate method of analysis to applied economics research problems; (2) use software to estimate models; (3) critically evaluate and interpret estimation output; and (4) communicate core model results.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) quizzes; (2) assignments; and (3) lab attendance. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Chunbo Ma
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
SCIE4401 Data use in the Natural Sciences or SCIE4402 Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences or with approval of the unit coordinator
Contact hours
Lectures are delivered on-line. Students also attend 2 hours of practical component each week.
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019_ONLINE [SEM-1_2019_ONLINE]
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