• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Econometrics
  • Areas of interest Econometrics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Taya Dumrongrittikul
    • Prof Andrew Weiss
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
    See Future Offerings

This course provides an introduction to econometric methods and its applications. Its theoretical framework is based on standard linear regression theory, but the course emphasises economic applications and hands on data analysis using modern computer software. Topics studied will include the properties of least squares estimators, hypothesis testing, prediction, the choice of appropriate functional form, the use of dummy variables, and 'problems' such as heteroskedasticity and serial correlation. Microeconomic and macroeconomic applications will be used to illustrate the empirical relevance of each topic.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will be able to:
•  explain the intuition of the econometric techniques discussed,
•  formulate the econometric techniques in mathematical terms,
•  describe the properties and problems of the econometric techniques,
•  formulate economic problems in mathematical terms,
•  use econometric software to study actual data sets,
•  interpret empirical results and perform tests.

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

Assignment 1 - 10%
Assignment 2 - 10%
Mid-semester examination - 30%
Final examination - 50%

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Workload

Five contact hours per week plus private study time.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed EMET1001 Foundations of Economic and Financial Models and STAT1008 Quantitative Research Methods, or STAT2001 Introductory Mathematical Statistics, and ECON1101 Microeconomics 1.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2922
2004 $3234
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2922
2004 $3234
2005 $3234
2006 $3288
2007 $3426
2008 $3426
2009 $3426
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3291 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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