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Applied Econometrics

Welcome to the course Applied Econometrics, 7.5 hp!

This course is a collaboration with Uppsala University. All education and examination will be held at Uppsala University.

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Additional course evaluations for NA0172

Academic year 2020/2021

Applied Econometrics (NA0172-30196) 2021-02-18 - 2021-03-23

Academic year 2019/2020

Applied Econometrics (NA0172-30174) 2020-02-20 - 2020-03-24

Academic year 2018/2019

Applied Econometrics (NA0172-30203) 2019-02-21 - 2019-03-25

Academic year 2017/2018

Applied Econometrics (NA0172-30058) 2018-02-15 - 2018-03-20

NA0172 Applied Econometrics, 7.5 Credits

Applied Econometrics

Syllabus approved




Education cycle

Master’s level

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent of 180 credits, of which 90 in Economics.


The aim of this course is to give students advanced practice of how to conduct empirical economic research. After having taken the course, students should have an advanced understanding of causal inference, and be able to compare, implement and interpret different methods used to estimate causal effects.


The course will cover multivariate regression, nonlinear regression, panel data, instrumental variables, regression discontinuity designs, and differences between experimental and quasi-experimental methods. The course will also cover ways to deal with econometric problems which often arise in applied work, such as missing values, multiple outcomes, non-random samples and outliers. The course will also discuss different philosophies and approaches to causal inference, including the potential outcomes framework, reduced form estimation and structural estimation. The course will cover basic to advanced statistical programming.

Formats and requirements for examination

Written exam.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Responsible department

Department of Economics

Further information

Determined by: Grundutbildningsnämnden, Fakulteten för naturresurser och lantbruksvetenskap
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Agricultural Economics and Management - Master´s Programme Agriculture Programme - Economics and Management (270 hec) Environmental Economics and Management - Master´s Programme Agriculture Programme - Economics and Management Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA) - Master´s Programme Agricultural Economics and Management - Master´s Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 13082 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Economics
Course code: NA0172 Application code: SLU-30213 Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Economics Pace: 100%