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Intermediate Econometrics


  • We provide the opportunity to check the grading of your (retake) exam on November 18, from 12 a.m. - 2 p.m. in room 2312, KGII. Please register in the list at the black board in front of our chair (3rd floor KGII) in case you want to participate.

  • 38 Students participated in the retake exam with more than zero points. The success rate is 92%. The average grade is 2.5. Find below the distribution of grades:

    Grade Frequency rel. Freq. cum. Freq.
    1.0 7 18% 18%
    1.3 3 8% 26%
    1.7 2 5% 32%
    2.0 7 18% 50%
    2.3 1 3% 53%
    2.7 3 8% 61%
    3.0 4 11% 71%
    3.3 2 5% 76%
    3.7 3 8% 84%
    4.0 3 8% 92%
    5.0 3 8% 100%


  • Retake exam.

  • The retake exam will take place on October 14, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in room 2006, KGII.

  • We provide the opportunity to check the grading of your (main) exam on October 9, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in room 2312, KGII. Please register in the list at the black board in front of our chair (3rd floor KGII) in case you want to participate.

  • We will review the (main) exam on October 7, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2006, KGII. Please write an email (anthony.strittmatter@vwl.uni-freiburg.de) in case you have specific questions or want to have a focus on specific questions from the exam.

  • The final exam of the course Intermediate Econometrics can be found here.

  • The submission of the homeworks is voluntary, but highly recommended. The submission of the homeworks is not required to register for the exam. This is a change for this course. 

  • Please comply to the following rules regarding the Homework:  Each group consist of not more than four students. Please split your group or arrange new groups in case you had more than four members for Homework 1 (Part I). Please submit "handwritten" Homeworks (with the exeption of TSP Outputs). In particular, do not submit copies.
  • In the lecture on Thursday 13 June the problems 6 and 7 from Problem Set 6 will be discussed. Please bring the Problem Set to the lecture and prepare the problems.
  • Please find new information regarding Problems 5 and 6 in the updated version of Homework 1.
  • The exercise sessions on May 31 will take place in the PC lab. Please attend the same session as last time.
  • The first exercise session in the PC-Lab will take place on May 17. in room -1001b (basement of KG II). You can register for one session during the exercise sessions this week or using the list at the black board in front of the chair. Please come to one of the last two exercise sessions in case you have not registered during the lecture. The first two exercise session are already fully booked and we are not allowed to let more than 25 students in the room because of fire protection reasons.
  • Please note that there are no additional tutorials on May 1 because of a national holiday. Further, the additional tutorials on May 6, 8, and 13 are rescheduled. Please participate in one of the alternative tutorials. They will take place on May 27 from 10 to 12 in room 2121 and on May 29 from 18 to 19:30 in room 1009. The tutorial of May 1 will take place on May 15 at the usual time and in the usual room.



  • Tuesday, 12:00–14:00, HS 1015
  • Thursday, 12:00–14:00, HS 1221

Please note that the lecture on Tuesday, 23 April is cancelled. It will take place on Monday, 22 April from 18:00 to 19:30 in lecture hall 2004.

Exercise Session

  • Friday, 08:30–10:00, HS 1015, and Friday, 10:15–11:45, HS 1023
  • We will offer 4 PC sessions in exchange with the "normal" exercise session. They will take place on Fridays 08:30-10:00, 10:15-11:45, 12:15-13:45, 14:15-15:45 in Room -1001b (KG II).
  • Students have to take part in one exercise session.

Additional Tutorial

  • Monday, 12:15–13:45, HS 1, Alte Uni, and Wednesday, 12:15–13:45, HS 1016
  • Students may take part in an additional tutorial.


Please note that exercise sessions and additional tutorials start in the first semester week!


  • Final Exam: Date: 26.07.13, Room: AM in KG II, Time: 11:30-13:30

Credits: 10 ECTS


  • Final exam
  • Grading: 100% final exam.


Course Material


Exercise Sessions:

Additional Tutorials:



Knowledge of calculus, linear algebra, statistics and probability theory as taught in the first three semesters of the bachelor program in economics.

Qualification Target

The course enables students to develop a deep understanding of linear regression methods and involves an intuitive and applied presentation of applied econometrics with reference to examples used in the Economics literature. Additionally, analysis of cross-sectional data and time series data at the graduate level will be presented.

Course Description

The course provides an up-to-date introduction into econometrics at the level of Wooldridge's textbook on “Introductory Econometrics – A Modern Approach”. The course will review basic concepts from calculus, statistics and probability theory, and matrix algebra. Then, the course will give an introduction into regression analysis based on cross sectional data, time series data, and panel data. The course will also cover selected topics in time series analysis and microeconometrics.
In the accompanying exercise sessions, the participants will learn to implement the estimation methods using the econometric package TSP for some real world economic problems. Some applications will be using the econometric package STATA.

Main References

  • GR: Greene, W. (2008): Econometric Analysis, 6th ed., International Edition, Prentice Hall.
  • WO: Wooldridge, J. M. (2013): Introductory Econometrics – A Modern Approach, 5th ed., South Western, Cengage Learning.


Further Information

The basic estimation techniques will be implemented in the PC Pool using the econometric package TSP. We have a site license for TSP (both for Windows and MAC PCs) which can be used by students. TSP International (see www.tspintl.com) provides numerous examples for using the program for advanced estimation problems. The user’s guide and the reference manual for TSP are available under http://www.tspintl.com/products/index.htm



Abteilung für Empirische Wirtschaftsforschung und Ökonometrie

Raum 2309

Platz der Alten Synagoge

D-79085 Freiburg

Tel.: 0761 203-2338

Fax: 0761 203-2340

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