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MSc Applied Economics and Data Analysis

University of Essex

Masters Degree , Applied Economics

Course Description

The University of Essex is one of the UK's leading academic institutions, ranked ninth nationally for research excellence following the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). The Department of Economics was ranked joint third in the UK in the most recent RAE, reflecting our well established international reputation for excellence. We have an international reputation for the outstanding quality of our research and graduate training. We run this course jointly with the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), which specialises in the analysis of household and labour market data. This course has a more data-orientated, applied focus than some of our other courses. This course has ESRC Doctoral Training Centre accreditation, meaning it can form part of a 1+3 funding opportunity worth up to ?18,000 for talented postgraduates. The University is one of only 21 ESRC-accredited Doctoral Training Centres in the UK. One compulsory module (taught by ISER) is Panel Data Methods, which introduces the main techniques used in the analysis of panel data, the specification of models, and the tests of their validity. It includes methods for analysing persistence over time in economic variables, for example the duration of an individual?s unemployment spell. Another core module, Applications of Data Analysis, focuses on handling different types of datasets, on survey methodology and sampling frames, and on how to deal with problems of response rates and attrition. These modules provide the tools for analysing and implementing some of the models that are presented in your theory modules, like Microeconomics.

The University of Essex is one of the UK's leading academic institutions, ranked ninth nationally for research excellence following the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). The Department of Economics was ranked joint third in the UK in the most recent RAE, reflecting our well established international reputation for excellence. We have an international reputation for the outstanding quality...

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