SØK3514 - Applied Econometrics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 5 hours C

Course content

The course addresses how specific empirical studies are accomplished, which methods that is relevant for different problems, and advantages and disadvantages of different empirical approaches. A series of empirical work with different economic problems, different characteristics of the data and different econometric methods will be examined. Considerations of reasonable approaches in the specific cases will be emphasised. Independent empirical work will be included in the course.

Learning outcome


You learn

  • how researchers design the empirical studies of main issues in different fields within economics, including the formulation of econometric models and use of different econometric methods to reveal causal relationships
  • what challenges are likely to occur when doing empirical studies in different data situations and how the credibility of empirical results can be investigated


You should

  • be familiar with challenges and methods involved when designing empirical studies with the objective to reveal causal relationships
  • be able to critically consider the credibility of results in specific empirical studies of different issues, research designs and data situations
  • be able to apply modern econometric software for own empirical analysis based on different research designs and data situations

General competence

You should be able to

  • read and understand reports and research articles using the concepts and methods discussed in the course
  • use the content of the course in your own academic work like your master thesis

Learning methods and activities

4 hours of lectures every week.

Compulsory activity: Specific requirements will be announced at the beginning of the term. Students enrolled in ISØ's master programs can take the course any semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatory course work

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Economics (MSØK)
Economics (MSØK/5)
Financial Economics (MFINØK)

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Announced at the beginning of the term.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SØK8614 10.0 AUTUMN 2010
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Economics
  • Social Sciences
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Economics


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 C 2023-12-08 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL310 hvit sone Sluppenvegen 14 40
SL515 Sluppenvegen 14 4
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 C 2024-05-10 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 9
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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