Econometrics Short Course
The course covers some foundational statistics that are necessary for going forward. We then cover the classical linear regression model (CLRM). We discuss inference and estimation using the CLRM, as well as common violations of the CRLM assumptions, particularly endogeneity, heteroscedasticity, non-linear errors and omitted variable bias. We introduce participants to binary dependent variable models (Linear probability model, probit, logit) and discuss further issues one can run into with regression estimation. South African survey data will be used throughout to estimate the models covered. In all sections of the course, attention will be paid to becoming familiar with the use of Stata.
Prerequisites: Course participants should be familiar with Stata and with basic statistical tools. Don't know Stata? Have a look at our Introduction to Stata course.
Date: This course will start the week of 15 March and will run for 10 weeks online, with one 1.5 hour lecture and one 1.5 hour Stata practical per week.
Mode of Delivery: The course will be delivered online. Participants will need to have a reasonable internet connection. Sessions will be recorded, so participants will be able to review the material and course notes will be made available.
Course Fees: R10 500.00 Partial scholarships are available to bona fide students and academics.
Course Instructor: Bruce McDougall
Closing Date: Apply online - closing date is 25 February
This is a joint SALDRU and DataFirst course.