We are using wiki technology in the seminar. I have given you user permissions to perform the stuff at wiki page. Follow the instructions at the wiki and familiarize in advance.

Before your first seminar, I expect you to contact me by email where you tell

- possible theme that you are interested in; what are themes that motivate you, etc.
- what courses on mathematics, statistics and econometrics have you taken
- how did you succeed in your Master's macro course.

Enter to seminar's wiki pages! (if problems in opening, try to open into a new sheet)

Seminar dates in the forthcoming Spring term are the following:

- The first session on Tuesday January 17, 2017, 16.15 - 17.45 at lecture room 2. The new members participate
- Topics session January 31, 2017, 16.15 - 17.45 everyone participates
- Other sessions will be on February-April

Quantitative implicates that you are familiar with (time series) econometrics, you are interested in developing and applying your mathematical skills, you are not afraid of computers and programming. Note, that the econometrics and time series analysis teaching at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is world class. Their methods and tools are in active use in macroeconomics too.

If you are interested in my seminar, please write me an email where you describe

- possible theme that you are interested in; your motivations
- what courses on mathematics, statistics and econometrics have you taken
- how did you succeed in your Master's core courses.

The possible themes to be completed at the Statistics Finland are the following:

- Microsimulation model SiSu: various topics, imputation/estimation of household consumption
- Estimation of labour costs: combining labour cost data sets with output volume data at the firm level
- Renovation as part of the construction industry: many topics are possible.
- How the statistical surveys are affected by survey process. Utilization of paradata!
- Predicting full sample with sub-sample; various sectors; construction in particular; taxation data
- Various issues related to migration and foreign labor.
- Estimation of (Consumption) Demand systems.
- Estimating or working with one (or more) of the following economic phenomen:
- Startup firms, public subsidies, etc.
- Effects of labour policies
- Impact of ICT
- Measuring working time
- Ownership of second homes abroad
- Foreign labour in Finland
- Households' internet shopping
- Volumes of emission trading.
- Households' direct monetary transfers abroad.
- Land prices
- Hedonic prices indices
- Seasonal goods in prices indices.
- Nowcasting
- Population forecasts
- Productivity in Municipalities

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