• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Econometrics
  • Areas of interest Econometrics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • James Taylor
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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Accurate forecasting of future events and their outcomes is a crucial input into a successful business or economic planning process. This course provides an introduction to the application of various forecasting techniques. The methods include trend curve extrapolation, smoothing, autoregressions, regression modelling, leading indicators. The course also looks at techniques for the evaluation of performance of forecasting methods and examines the role of forecasts in the decision making process. Students will learn how to use the various techniques in real world forecasting applications.

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:
• Understand various important concepts in forecasting and different approaches for modelling trend, seasonality and persistence
• Use the analytical tools that econometricians employ to analyze data
• Tailor-make models for their applications and use them to produce forecasts
• Complete basic programming tasks, including reading and modifying existing codes
• Understand journal articles that use intermediate forecasting methods

 

Other Information

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

Indicative Assessment

The assessment scheme is as follows

  • Assignments: 40%
  • Mid-semester examination: 30%
  • Final examination: 30%

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Workload

4 contact hours per week plus private study time.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed the equivalent of, or have concurrent enrolment in EMET8005, or either EMET2007 or EMET6007. Incompatible with EMET3007.

Specialisations

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2018 $4080
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5400
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7668 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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