ECON214-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Data Analytics for Business Economics

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021

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 EXCEL skills.

Pre-requisites

(1) ECON104 or
ECON105; and (2) 15 points from STAT

Restrictions

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 E6 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 E7 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 30 May
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 A8 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 464 Computer Lab
22 Feb - 4 Apr
3 May - 6 Jun
02 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 464 Computer Lab
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 010 Computer Lab
29 Mar - 4 Apr
02 Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 248 Computer Lab
29 Mar - 4 Apr
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 010 Computer Lab
31 May - 6 Jun
02 Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 248 Computer Lab
31 May - 6 Jun

Course Coordinator

Bob Reed

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Weekly Empirical Assignments 5% Due every Thursday
Case Studies 15% Due every Friday
Final Exam 20%
First Term Test 01 Apr 2021 25%
Second Term Test 03 Jun 2021 35%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $831.00

International fee $3,875.00

* 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 ECON214 Occurrences

  • ECON214-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021