VHB-ProDok: Kurs „Endogeneity” – 19.-22.9.2018 in Tübingen

Vom 19. bis 22. September 2018 führt Professor Dominik Papies (Universität Tübingen) erneut im ProDok-Angebot einen Kurs zum Thema „ENDOGENEITY” durch. Der Kurs wurde im letzten Jahr sehr gut evaluiert.

Interessenten können sich noch bis 18. AUGUST 2018 über das elektronische Anmeldeformular http://vhbonline.org/veranstaltungen/prodok/anmeldung/ oder per Email an prodok@vhbonline.org anmelden. Unter dem Link finden Sie außerdem die Informationen zur Anmeldegebühr.

Alle Informationen zu VHB-ProDok finden Sie unter http://prodok.org. Für Rückfragen steht Ihnen unsere Projektkoordinatorin Kathrin Schöps (kathrin.schoeps@vhbonline.org) von der Geschäftsstelle des VHB gerne zur Verfügung.

Hier erhalten Sie den Gesamtüberblick über unser Kursangebot VHB-ProDok.


Many empirical research projects that use non-experimental data are struggling with the proper identification of causal effects of independent variables (e.g., price, management decisions) on dependent variables (e.g., demand). The reason is that the identification of a causal effect hinges on the untestable assumption that the error term of a model is uncorrelated with the independent variables. If this assumption is not met, a model is plagued by endogeneity. The topic of endogeneity has received considerable attention, and it is probably the most frequently encountered troublemaker in a review process at an academic journal. This course therefore has the goal of making students familiar with the problem of endogeneity and potential remedies. This implies that it will cover the opportunities and problems associated with traditional approaches (e.g., Instrumental Variable estimation) as well as more recent developments (e.g., Gaussian Copulas). The course will also cover how the data structure (e.g., panel data) can be utilized to address the problem.

Because the literature on endogeneity is often quite technical, this course aims at providing an easily accessible approach to this topic. Special emphasis will also be given to understanding when endogeneity indeed poses a real problem as compared to settings in which endogeneity is less likely to be a real threat to the validity of the findings. After completing this course, students will be able to define and describe endogeneity problems in different empirical settings, they will know how to implement techniques that address endogeneity, and they will be aware of the (dis)advantages of different methods. 

Date of event:

19. – 22. September 2018


University of Tübingen

School of Business and Economics

Nauklerstr. 47

72074 Tübingen


Prof. Dr. Dominik Papies (Universität Tübingen)


To get an overview of the amount of the participation fee and to register for the course, please use this link: http://vhbonline.org/veranstaltungen/prodok/anmeldung/

You can also send an email to prodok(at)vhbonline(dot)org.