University of Mannheim; Autumn Term 2017
Lecture and class
Lecture slides and lecture notes (PDF)
In this module we will review essential statistical concepts, including probability, random variables, distributions, correlation, sampling,
estimation, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. The course will cover fundamental methods for microeconomic data (with focus on linear models),
including instrumental variables estimation. We will also discuss how results from such analyses can be interpreted and applied in the context
of managerial decision-making. Furthermore, we will address some limitations and potential pitfalls of econometric methods. The target audience
are graduate students (M.Sc. Management). The goal of this course is to give a solid introduction to microeconometric methods. The students should
be enabled to understand basic concepts and to utilize these results for their own applied work.
Lecture Friday 10.15-11.45, SN163, first lecture 8th September 2017
You are required to enroll for one of the five exercise classes offered via Portal2 (1.-5. "Parallelgruppe") to ensure that everyone gets a desk in the computer pool. The exercise sessions start in the second week. We will use Stata to get some hands-on experience with data analysis.
Outline of the course
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