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Bayesian Econometrics


Please note that this course will be revised before it is offered again.

Course content

1. Concepts for Bayesian Inference

  • Bayesian inference
  • Criteria for evaluating statistical procedures
  • Probability: objective or subjective

2. Numerical Methods for Bayesian Inference

  • Need for numerical integration
  • Deterministic integration
  • Monte Carlo integration

3. Bayesian Inference for Regression Analysis

  • Regression with non-informative prior
  • Regression with conjugate prior
  • Partially linear model
  • Regression with non-conjugate prior
  • Heteroskedastic errors
  • Autocorrelated errors
  • IID student errors

4. Bayesian Inference for vector autoregressive models

  • Unrestricted VAR and multivariate regression models
  • Posterior with NIP
  • Posterior with informative prior
  • The Minnesota prior
  • Restricted VAR and SURE models

5. Bayesian Inference for volatility models

  • ARCH models
  • Stochastic volatility models


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