ECON214-17S1 (C) Semester One 2017

Special Topic: Data Analytics for Business Economics

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
20 Feb 2017 - 25 Jun 2017

Description

This course teaches basic skills in the statistical analysis of economic data. The emphasis is on applying and doing. Students will learn how to (i) develop a regression model, (ii) estimate it, and (iii) interpret it. General topics include OLS regression, prediction, dummy variables, model specification, model selection, robust standard errors, time series forecasting, endogeneity, and qualitative choice models (logit and probit). This course uses the software package EViews and Excel.

Pre-requisites

(1)  ECON104 or 105 (2)  STAT101

Restrictions

Timetable 2017

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 E6 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 26 Mar
3 Apr - 9 Apr
1 May - 28 May
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 Erskine 244 20 Feb - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 Erskine 010 Crypt 2 20 Feb - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
02 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Erskine 010 Crypt 2 20 Feb - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
03 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Erskine 010 Crypt 2 20 Feb - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 Erskine 248 Computer Lab (30/3)
Erskine 001 Crypt 1 (30/3)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 Erskine 248 Computer Lab (1/6)
Erskine 001 Crypt 1 (1/6)
29 May - 4 Jun

Course Coordinator

Bob Reed

Textbooks

Required Texts

Dennis Halcoussis; Understanding Econometrics; South-Western (This is out of print. You can purchase a custom-published hard copy version, or get the e-book via www.cengagebrain.co.nz. Enter "CP0602 Understanding Econometrics" in the search box).

Course links

Course Outline

Fees

Domestic fee $775.00

International fee $3,188.00

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 20 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Department of Economics and Finance.

All ECON214 Occurrences

  • ECON214-17S1 (C) Semester One 2017