ECO1450H1S Methods for Empirical Microeconomics (exclusions: ECO 439H, ECO 2803H)
This course is directed at master's students interested in the â€œapplied microâ€ fields, especially (but not exclusively) labour, development, and public economics. While it has a labour course number, this is not purely a labour economics course: it is a course in empirical modeling and applied econometrics. The tools covered in the course, however, are central to those used in empirical labour economics, as well as other applied microeconomics fields like development and public economics. The focus will be on the identification of casual relationships using regression-based analysis. Empirical examples will be drawn from recent work in labour, development, and public economics.