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Econometrics 4a: Empirical Research Design

Course within the Masterprogramme in Economics.

This course aims to provide students with the skills to write a high quality empirical research paper. The focus is on reading research articles, as well as discussing and criticising them on the basis of econometric theory, in particular, causality. Another key issue in the course is what characterises a relevant empirical research question in Economics.

  • Course structure

    This is a 7.5 credit course.

    Course material will be available through the learning platform Athena during the course.

    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of lectures. The language of instruction is English.


    The course is examined on the basis of a written exam and assignments.


    Examiner and Course director: Per Petterson Lidbom.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Contact

    Course administrator master's level
    Academic advisor master's level
    Director of studies first and second level