ECON5004 Microeconometric Models for Agricultural and Environmental Economics

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
This unit focuses on the estimation techniques common in the field of Agricultural Economics: instrumental variables approaches; time series models, panel data methods, demand system methods, stochastic frontier models and discrete choice models. The unit blends theory and applications. Students are given the opportunity, through the research assignment to develop in-depth knowledge of one particular technique.
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.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) quizzes; (2) assignments; and (3) research report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Chunbo Ma
Unit rules
SCIE4401 Data use in the Natural Sciences
SCIE4402 Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences
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 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
Semester 1_2019_ONLINE [SEM-1_2019_ONLINE]
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