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A Short PhD Course

Discrete Choice Econometrics and Industrial Organization

Lecturer: Prof. Steinar Strøm (University of Turin and Frisch Centre for Economic Research Oslo)
Date: June 7, 2010 – June 9, 2010 (TU Dresden)
Venue: Technische Universität Dresden
Registration: christian.lessmann@tu-dresden.de

Course Outline

Monday, 14:30 – 20:00, SCH B 037
1. Discrete Choice Econometrics: An Introduction
2. Towards an actuarially fair pension
3. Nurses wanted
4. Industrial oragnization, an introduction
5. Third party financing
Tuesday, 09:00 – 13:00, SCH B 037
1. Taste persistence in the demand for pharmaceuticals
2. Where to sell the wine
3. Transport demand
Wednesday, 11:00 – 13:00, SCH C 163
1. Discussion with PhD Students about Their Theses

Reading

[1] Train, K.: Discrete Choice Methods with Simulation, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009.
[2] Anderson, S. P., A. de Palma, J.-F. Thisse: Discrete choice theory of product differentiation, MIT Press, 1992.

Material

Discrete Choice Econometrics
Pensions
Nurses
IO
Parties
Pharmaceuticals
Wine
Transport

Assignment

Write up a research proposal of approx. 3 pages using the econometrics methods used in the course. The essay has to be send to steiner.strom@econ.uio.no

Course Evaluation

Please fill in the evaluation form and return until June 20th. Thank you!