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ECMT6007 - Analysis of Panel Data
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - 6 credit points
HECS Band five
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Economics
Offered session(s): 1
Prerequisites: ECMT5001
Classes: 1x3-hr lecture/week

Assessment: group assignment (20%), mid-semester test (30%) and 1x2hr final exam (50%)

Recently, empirical research in economics, finance, marketing and accounting has been enriched by the increasing availability of new sources of data, known as panel data. A 'panel' refers to the pooling of observations on a cross section of households, countries, firms etc. over several time periods. Panel data sets possess several major advantages over conventional cross-sectional or time series data sets. This unit aims to offer a comprehensive treatment of the analysis of panel data, which will allow students to deal in a pragmatic way with fundamental issues, such as controlling for individual heterogeneity, reducing collinearity among regressors, addressing statistical hypotheses and identifying effects that are simply not detectable in pure cross-section or time series data.
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