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Econometric methods
Our approach is to combine new ideas in economic theory with cutting-edge microeconometric methods.

By using data to analyse the characteristics and behaviour of people and firms at a disaggregated level, we can develop a richer understanding of the impact of policy and its social and economic environment than is possible simply from looking at aggregate measures.

To help achieve this, our research agenda encompasses investigation of microeconometric methods, policy evaluation methodology and modelling of individual, household and firm behaviour, as well as analysis of particular policy issues and key ingredients for effective policy development.

The Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (cemmap) at IFS provides a focus for development, understanding and application of the statistical and econometric tools used to identify and estimate models of behaviour.

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Year: 500 publications
01 January 2012
This paper studies single equation instrumental variable models of ordered choice in which explanatory variables may be endogenous.
01 January 2012
We model individual demand for housing over the life-cycle, and show the aggregate implications of this behaviour.
01 December 2011
George Ploubidis and Emily Grundy
Our primary aim is to develop and validate a population health metric for survey-based health assessment that combines information from both self-reported and observer-measured health indicators
01 October 2011
Tim Beatty and Ian Crawford
This paper examines the restrictions of revealed preference methods using an axiomatic characterization of a measure of predictive success..
01 October 2011
Raffaella Giacomini and Giuseppe Ragusa
We propose a method for modifying a given density forecast in a way that incorporates the information contained in theory-based moment conditions.
01 September 2011
Andrea Carreiro and Raffaella Giacomini
We develop a general framework for analyzing the usefulness of imposing parameter restrictions on a forecasting model.
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We run a policy evaluation methods course that has trained practitioners inside and outside government how to conduct an evaluation and interpret the results.
We provided evidence to the Browne Review of higher education funding about the impact of a number of higher education finance reforms.