ECON213-10S2 (C) Semester Two 2010

Introduction to Econometrics

11 points

Start Date: Monday, 12 July 2010
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2010
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 23 July 2010
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 8 October 2010


Simple and multiple regression, elementary time-series analysis, introduction to econometric modelling.

Learning Outcomes

The course teaches basic skills in econometrics, which is the statistical analysis of economic data.  The emphasis in this class is on doing!  Over the course of the semester, you will learn how to (i) develop a regression model, (ii) estimate it, (iii) interpret it.  General topics that we will cover include OLS regression, prediction, dummy variables, model specification, model selection, robust standard errors, time series forecasting, endogeneity, and qualitative choice models (logit and probit).  You will gain much hands-on experience estimating statistical models using the software package EViews.


(1) ECON104 or ECON105; (2) 15 points from STAT courses or ECON212. With HOD discretion a candidate who has not met this prerequisite, but who is concurrently enrolled in a 15 point STAT course may be enrolled in ECON213 if he or she has completed at least 50% of the STAT course at the start of the course.

Course Coordinator

For further information see Department of Economics and Finance Head of Department


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Weekly Assignments 10%
Final Exam 30%
Fourth Term EViews Test 30%
Third Term EViews Test 30%


You also need to purchase an "electronic clicker".  The initial outlay for the clickers is $50, but this will be refunded to you at the end of the semester when you return your clicker.  Additional information about clickers is detailed in the Course Outline.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $435.00

International fee $1,862.00

* 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 ECON213 Occurrences

  • ECON213-10S2 (C) Semester Two 2010