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Course description

Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2021-22

This is an elective course in the second year of the Master in Quantitative Economics. Students have already taken a sequence of mandatory courses in Macroeconomics, Statistics and Econometrics in this year and in the previous year. This course presents advanced topics related to that sequence, with a special focus on Econometric techniques on Macroeconomic issues..



Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Capacity to carry out research work.
  • CG2 : Capacity to find data (natural and experimental) and analyse it.
  • CG3 : Capacity to apply economic theory to represent real situations.
  • CG4 : Capacity for teamwork.
  • CG5 : Capacity for self-learning.
  • CG6 : Ethical commitment and social responsibility at work, respecting the environment, being aware and understanding the importance of respect for fundamental rights, equal opportunities for men and women, universal accessibility for the disabled and respect for the values of a peaceful, democratic society.
  • CG7 : Analyse problems using critical reasoning, without prejudice and with precision and rigor.
  • CG8 : Capacity for synthesis.


Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1 : Capacity to read Economic research articles in a reasoned fashion and evaluate them critically, understand their essential contributions and weaknesses.
  • CE2 : Capacity to understand how the technical problems faced by authors of research articles have been resolved in each case.
  • CE3 : Capacity to test theorems and propositions.
  • CE4 : Capacity to understand and reproduce empirical analyses and simulation experiments on which the conclusions of research articles written by other authors are based.
  • CE5 : Capacity to present important economic problems precisely and respond adequately to said problems by using the techniques learnt on the different courses, using theoretical and empirical analyses or simulations if necessary.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2021-22

El alumno debe ser capaz de leer razonadamente y evaluar de forma crítica artículos de investigación en
Econometría, captando cuáles son las contribuciones esenciales y las debilidades de cada uno de ellos.
Además, el alumno debe ser capaz de entender cómo se han resuelto en cada caso los problemas
técnicos con los que se han tenido que enfrentar los autores de estos artículos.
El alumno debe aprender a realizar pruebas de proposiciones y teoremas.
El alumno también debe ser capaz de comprender y replicar los análisis empíricos y los experimentos de
simulación en que se basan las conclusiones presentadas en los artículos de investigación de otros




Code: 41235
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 5,00
Theoretical credits: 1,20
Practical credits: 0,40
Distance-base hours: 3,40

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 1,2
    Practical credits: 0,4
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught