The main objective is to provide an advanced knowledge and insight into modern econometric methods and to foster the skills needed to plan and execute your own empirical projects. Topics include, among others, linear regressions, panel and crosssectional data, and instrumental variables. Computer-based exercises using the statistical software STATA are important and compulsory parts of this course. Students should be able to analyze and interpret regression results and critically assess different economic or policy relevant problems. By the end of the course, students should have a good understanding of the modern econometric methods and models, and have a good ability in data handling and statistical programming.