CdSECONOMICS

Codice611PP

CFU6

PeriodoPrimo semestre

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Part I (Prof. Paolo Frumento)

Students are expected to acquire familiarity with a variety of regression models, to perform estimation and inference, to understand the role of covariates, and to utilize the R statistical software.

Part II (Dott.ssa Angela Parenti)

Students will learn different micro econometrics techniques, ranging from the main empirical strategies for causal inference to spatial econometrics.

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Part I (Prof. Paolo Frumento)

Progress will be assessed during the course, through interaction with the students. A final exam will be performed using R.

Part II (Dott.ssa Angela Parenti)

Progress will be assessed during the course, through interaction with the students and homeworks.

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Part I (Prof. Paolo Frumento)

At the end of the course, students will achieve the ability to select an appropriate method to solve specific applied problems and to implement the necessary R code.

Part II (Dott.ssa Angela Parenti)

By the end of the course, students will know how to analyse the main challenges faced by economists and social scientists in answering empirical questions using micro‐data.

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Part I (Prof. Paolo Frumento)

Students will be presented a number of projects in which they will be requested to answer practical questions using simulated data.

Part II (Dott.ssa Angela Parenti)

Some lectures will be devoted to empirical applications and will require the use of the

statistical software R. Many example will be carried out in order to understand how to use the right econometric specification and correctly interpret the empirical results.

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Students will learn advanced R and advanced statistics, and their applications to relevant existing problems. This will enhanec their ability to collaborate with researchers from other fields.

It is expected that all students attend the lectures, be up to date with their readings, and

be prepared to participate fully in class.

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During the lectures, the accuracy and precision of the activities carried out will be evaluated.

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Part I (Prof. Paolo Frumento)

The course will be advanced. To be able to attend, the student must have sufficient prior knowledge in probability, calculus, regression modeling, statistical inference.

Part II (Dott.ssa Angela Parenti)

Students need to be familiar with econometric theory at the level of Advanced Econometrics

(246PP) and the use of the R software.

Lectures and lab sessions.

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**Part 1: Prof. Paolo Frumento**

- why statistical models: confounding, mediation, interaction, nonlinearity

- multiple linear regression (recap)

- logistic and Poisson regression

- methods for longitudinal data analysis (fixed effects, random effects models)

- quantile regression

- survival analysis (Kaplan-Meier curves, proportional hazards models, quantile regression)

- general theory of likelihood-based estimation and inference

The teacher is open to discuss additional topics, such as simulation, clustering, genetic algorithms, mixture models, generalized method of moments (GMM), asymptotic inference, generalized additive models (GAM).

**Part 2: Dott.ssa Angela Parenti**

*Causality*

- The problem of causality
- Causality in a regression framework
- Difference-in-differences
- Regression Discontinuity Design
- Propensity Score Matching

*Spatial econometrics*

- Introduction to spatial econometrics: motivating examples
- Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis
- Spatial regression for cross-sectional models
- Spatial panel

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Part I (Prof. Paolo Frumento)

Course material will be handed to the students. The following additional references are only recommended if interested in further reading:

- RB Millar (2011). Maximum Likelihood Estimation and Inference: With Examples in R, SAS and ADMB. Wiley, ISBN-13: 978-0470094822.

- D Kleinbaum and M klein (1996). Survival Analysis: A Self-Learning Text. Springer, ISBN: 978-1-4419-6646-9.

- R Koenker (2010). QUantile Regression. Cambridge University Press, online ISBN: 9780511754098.

- CCJH Bijleveld, LJT van der Kamp, A Mooijaart, WA van der Kloot, R van der Leeden, E van der Burg (1998). Longitudinal data analysis: Designs, models and methods. Sage Publications Ltd, ISBN-13: 978-0761955382.

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The same program and examination methods will be used for non-attending students.

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Part I (Prof. Paolo Frumento)

The exam will be entirely R-based. The students will be requested to answer specific questions using R.

Part II (Dott.ssa Angela Parenti)

The grade depends on a final exam, two homework assignments, and class

participation.