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PhD course in Econometrics with Professor of Economics Magne Mogstad, University of Chicago

The University of Stavanger Business School is pleased to offer the course Econometrics PHD401 to PhD students in the social sciences in November 2021. Professor of Economics Magne Mogstad from the University of Chicago is teaching the course.

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Econometrics PHD401

When: November 8–12, 2021 Application deadline: November 1st, 2021 How to apply: External applicants apply by filling out this application form and sending it to Nadya Sandsmark. Candidates enrolled in the UiS PhD programmes apply through Studentweb. Course description: Read the full course description for Econometrics PHD401 here Contact: Please contact course coordinator Torfinn Harding if you have any questions regarding the course.

– This is a rare opportunity to learn state-of-the-art microeconometric methods from one of the foremost experts in the field, says course coordinator and Professor of Economics Torfinn Harding.

Econometrics is an essential method in the field of empirical economic research. Econometrics uses statistical methods and quantitative data to study causality. It is often used to analyse the effect of various policy measures such as: Will people work less if we raise the income tax? How effective is punishment in reducing crime? Does new technology make businesses more efficient?

The econometrics course aims to develop the necessary knowledge to understand, design, conduct, and interpret empirical analyses of real-world data.

– Over the years, we have seen economics become increasingly more empirical. It is crucial for future economists to master data analysis, especially if you want to assert yourself in the field of economic research, says Harding. 

What will you learn?

In this course, you will learn key microeconometric methods and understand their strengths and weaknesses. You will be able to conduct empirical analyses of real-world data and evaluate your own and others' analyses from a scientific perspective. You will also have proficiency in software designed for data analysis and estimation.

Who is the course for?

The course is suited for PhD students in economics as well as the other social sciences. To attend the course, you must be enrolled in a PhD programme. The recommended prerequisite is a master's degree in economics or similar. The language of instruction is English.

Apply now!

External applicants: Please fill in the application form and send it to PhD coordinator Nadya Sandsmark. The course has a limited number of seats, so applicants should apply as soon as possible and no later than by the end of November 1st.   

Candidates in the PhD Programme at UiS: Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb

Written by: Silje Marnburg Ellefsen

About the course teacher Magne Mogstad

Current position: The Gary S. Becker Professor in Economics, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics at the University of Chicago and Faculty Director, Ronzetti Initiative for the Study of Labor Markets at the Becker Friedman Institute Research fields: Public Economics, Labor Economics, Policy Evaluation Education: PhD in Economics, University of Oslo, 2005–2008 Current editorial positions: Lead editor of the Journal of Political Economy Website: Professor Mogstad's website