ECON213-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Introduction to Econometrics

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020


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.


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


Recommended Preparation

MATH101 or Year 13 Math with Calculus.

Course Coordinator

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


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 $822.00

International fee $3,688.00

* 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

  • ECON213-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020