ECON213-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019

Introduction to Econometrics

15 points
18 Feb 2019 - 23 Jun 2019

Description

This course teaches basic skills in econometrics, which is the statistical analysis of economic data. You will learn how to (i) develop a regression model, (ii) estimate it, and (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). Two thirds of the course utilizes the statistical software package Eviews and emphasizes application. The remainder teaches the mathematics behind the estimation procedures.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Pre-requisites

(1) ECON104 or ECON105; and (2) 15 points from STAT or MSCI110. RP: MATH101 or Year 13 Math with Calculus.

Restrictions

Recommended Preparation

MATH101 or Year 13 Math with Calculus.

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 A5 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 15:00 E6 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
02 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Rehua 008 Computer Lab 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
04 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Rehua 008 Computer Lab 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun

Course Coordinator

Stratford Douglas

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Weekly Assignments 10%
First Term E-Views Test 25%
Second Term E-Views Test 30%
Final Exam 35%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $806.00

International fee $3,513.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Department of Economics and Finance.

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