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SOK-3020 Econometrics - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

Type of course

This course can be taken as a singular course. To be eligible for the singular course, the applicant must meet the admission requirements for the associated master's programme.

Course contents

The course gives an wide introduction to applied econometrics. It introduces the student to methodologies for analyzing economic problems using quantitative methods. There will be an emphasis on linking microeconomic theory to estimation techniques, and interpreting the results of various quantitative exercises using the R software environment for statistical computing and graphics. At the end of this course, students should have become proficient in developing and interpreting linear regression models as applied to a variety of economic problems and data

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: June 1st for the autumn semester and December 1st for the spring semester. Exchange students: October 1st for the spring semester and April 15th for the autumn semester. 

Exchange students are students from academic institutions with which UiT The Arctic University of Norway have formal exchange agreements.

Admission requirements

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent in economics. (An example of an equivalent degree can be another bachelor's degree containing a minimum of 80 ECTS in economics.)

· The Norwegian grading system is an A-F scale in which A is the highest score and F is fail. An average grade C from a bachelor degree issued in Norway is the minimum requirement for admission to the master's level for students with Norwegian study background.

· Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent issued in Europe, Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand must have an average grade C as a minimum, or the corresponding numerical mark/percentage score to be considered for admission.

· Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent issued in countries other than the above mentioned region/countries must have an average grade B as a minimum, or the corresponding numerical mark/percentage score to be considered for admission.

 Application code 9371

Objective of the course

After completing the course the students have obtained the following:




Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures and seminars. The students need to be present at campus, and participate in lectures/seminars and possibly group-work. Students should bring a laptop to lectures/seminars.


Course work requirement:

A portfolio of compulsory term work requirements. One of which is "ikomp", which is an online course in information literacy; Ikomp;


Written exam lasting 4 hours, comprising 100% of the final course grade. A graded scale of five marks from A to E for pass and F for fail.

There will be arranged a re-sit exam for this course.

Place of exam: Tromsø

Date for examination

Written examination 30.11.2018

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Course overlap

SØ-417 Econometrics II 5 stp

Recommended reading/syllabus

Literature will be announced in Canvas at the beginning of term or may be obtained by contacting the campus bookstore Akademika Tromsø:
Lectures Autumn 2018
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Forelesninger Tromsø prof. Øystein Myrland
f.aman. Jinghua Xie