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Empirical Research 1 - Modultafeln of TU Ilmenau

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module properties module number 200774 - common information
module number200774
departmentDepartment of Economic Sciences and Media
ID of group2542 (Economic Policy)
module leaderProf. Dr. Thomas Grebel
languageEnglisch
term Wintersemester
previous knowledge and experience

Mathematics, Statistics

learning outcome

After attending the lectures, students know how to work with simulated as well as real economic data. They are familiar with basic data analysis, regression, testing, forecasting, and they understand how to interpret econometric results.
Students understand the basics of the statistical  software used in classe and, by attending the interactive tutorials, have the necessary skills to carry out their own empirical research.  
In the interactive tutorials, students have learned to work on tasks independently, present them to the group, receive immediate feedback from the tutor and fellow students, and how to formulate constructive feedback themselves.
Based on intensive discussions during the lectures and tutorials, students can correctly assess and appreciate the achievements of their fellow students. They consider criticism and accept advice.

contentThe objective of this course is to prepare students for basic empirical work. It is a hands-on course. 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 and technical requirements for education and examination in case of online participation

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 Approcach, 5th Ed. South-Western.

evaluation of teaching
Details reference subject
module nameEmpirical Research 1
examination number250011
credit points5
SWS3 (2 V, 1 Ü, 0 P)
on-campus program (h)33.75
self-study (h)116.25
obligationobligatory module
examexamination performance with multiple performances
details of the certificateDas Modul Empirical Research 1 mit der Prüfungsnummer 250011 schließt mit folgenden Leistungen ab:
  • alternative semesterbegleitende Prüfungsleistung mit einer Wichtung von 50% (Prüfungsnummer: 2500527)
  • alternative semesterbegleitende Prüfungsleistung mit einer Wichtung von 50% (Prüfungsnummer: 2500528)

Details zum Abschluss Teilleistung 1:

50 % takehomes, 50 % mid term paper

Students need to register for the course during the first few weeks of the respective semester at the examination office. The examination office sets the actual deadline for registration. At the beginning of the course, the lecturor informs students about the registration procedure.


Details zum Abschluss Teilleistung 2:

final term paper

alternative examination performance due to COVID-19 regulations incl. technical requirements
signup details for alternative examinationsDie Anmeldung zur alternativen semesterbegleitenden Abschlussleistung erfolgt über das Prüfungsverwaltungssystem (thoska) außerhalb des zentralen Prüfungsanmeldezeitraumes. Die früheste Anmeldung ist generell ca. 2-3 Wochen nach Semesterbeginn möglich. Der späteste Zeitpunkt für die An- oder Abmeldung von dieser konkreten Abschlussleistung ist festgelegt auf den (falls keine Angabe, erscheint dies in Kürze):
To obtain the actual deadlines for this course, plaese navigate to the course details in the degree program.
maximum number of participants
Details in degree program Master Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen 2021, Master International Business Economics 2021, Master Medienwirtschaft 2021, Master Wirtschaftsinformatik 2021
module nameEmpirical Research 1
examination number250011
credit points5
on-campus program (h)67
self-study (h)83
obligationelective module
examexamination performance with multiple performances
details of the certificateDas Modul Empirical Research 1 mit der Prüfungsnummer 250011 schließt mit folgenden Leistungen ab:
  • alternative semesterbegleitende Prüfungsleistung mit einer Wichtung von 50% (Prüfungsnummer: 2500527)
  • alternative semesterbegleitende Prüfungsleistung mit einer Wichtung von 50% (Prüfungsnummer: 2500528)

Details zum Abschluss Teilleistung 1:

50 % takehomes, 50 % mid term paper

Students need to register for the course during the first few weeks of the respective semester at the examination office. The examination office sets the actual deadline for registration. At the beginning of the course, the lecturor informs students about the registration procedure.


Details zum Abschluss Teilleistung 2:

final term paper

alternative examination performance due to COVID-19 regulations incl. technical requirements
signup details for alternative examinationsDie Anmeldung zur alternativen semesterbegleitenden Abschlussleistung erfolgt über das Prüfungsverwaltungssystem (thoska) außerhalb des zentralen Prüfungsanmeldezeitraumes. Die früheste Anmeldung ist generell ca. 2-3 Wochen nach Semesterbeginn möglich. Der späteste Zeitpunkt für die An- oder Abmeldung von dieser konkreten Abschlussleistung ist festgelegt auf den (falls keine Angabe, erscheint dies in Kürze):
To obtain the actual deadlines for this course, plaese navigate to the course details in the degree program.
maximum number of participants