ECON212-12S1 (C) Semester One 2012

Economic Statistics

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2012
End Date: Sunday, 24 June 2012
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 2 March 2012
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 18 May 2012


Presentation and use of economic data. Index numbers, seasonal adjustment, forecasting and the business cycle.

Learning Outcomes

This course will cover statistical procedures applicable for the analysis of economic data, will access statistical sources and apply the techniques.  The objective is to make students familiar with common economic statistic sources; the popular techniques applied to them and an understanding of properties and loimitations.  While the course does provide a lead-in to the second semester course ECON213, "An Introduction to Econometrics", you should view the material covered here as being an integral part of your overall economics programme.


(1) ECON104 or ECON105 (2) 15 points from STAT courses or MSCI110

Course Coordinator

Robin Harrison


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignment 25%
Data hunting assignment 5%
Test 1 30%
Test 2 40%

Textbooks / Resources

There is no prescribed text for the course although students are expected to have access to a text which they used for the prerequisite statistics course.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $655.00

International fee $2,888.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Department of Economics and Finance .

All ECON212 Occurrences

  • ECON212-12S1 (C) Semester One 2012