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Empirical Research 1 - Modultafeln of TU Ilmenau

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module properties Empirical Research 1 in degree program Master Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen 2015
module number101609
examination number2500408
departmentDepartment of Economic Sciences and Media
ID of group 2542 (Economic Policy)
module leaderProf. Dr. Thomas Grebel
term winter term only
credit points4
on-campus program (h)34
self-study (h)86
obligationelective module
exam pass-fail certificate
details of the certificate

25 % mid term paper, 50 % final term paper, 5 takehomes

signup details for alternative examinations
maximum number of participants
previous knowledge and experience

Mathematics, Statistics

learning outcome

The objective of this course is to prepare students for basic empirical work. It is a hands-on course, where students learn to work with simulated as well as real economic data. Topics include basic data analysis, regression, testing and forecasting. Students will get in touch with software such as Mathematica and they will acquire the necessary skills to carry out there own empirical research.


Introduction to Econometrics using Mathematica, Monte-Carlo Simulation, testing consistency and efficiency of estimators, algebra of least squares, least square regressions, testing Gauss-Markov assumptions, Maximum-likelihood estimation.

media of instruction

Moodle-Kursraum:; Slides, online-tutorials, software programming, takehomes

literature / references

Murray, Michael (2006): Econometrics: A Modern introduction, Pearson Addison-Wesley.
Greene, W. H. (2008): Econometric Analysis, 6th Ed. Pearson International.
Wooldridge, Jeffrey M. (2012): Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach, 5th Ed. South-Western.

evaluation of teaching


Freiwillige Evaluation:

WS 2014/15 (Vorlesung)

WS 2015/16 (Vorlesung)