• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Econometrics

This course provides an introduction to econometric methods and their applications. The main workhorse of applied econometrics is the linear regression model and the course will develop its theory and look at a wide range of applications. The course emphasizes intuitive and conceptual understanding as well as hands on econometric analysis using modern computer software on data sets from economics and business. Students learn how to conduct empirical studies, as well as how to analyze and interpret results from other empirical works. We cover a broad range of topics, including: brief review of basic statistics; ordinary least squares estimation and its properties; choice of functional form; departures from standard OLS assumptions; time series analysis.


This is a hands-on course with a focus on applications in economics as well as business. A standard statistical software will be used during computer sessions, no special programming skills are required.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. define the ordinary least squares (OLS) estimator in the linear regression model;
  2. derive and examine statistical properties of the OLS estimator;
  3. employ the central limit theorem to approximate the statistical distribution of the OLS estimator;
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the strengths and limitations of the OLS estimator;
  5. summarise and analyse actual economic data with use of a specialised econometric software;
  6. contextualise and critically evaluate the results of empirical analysis.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Assignment 1 (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  2. Assignment 2 (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  3. Mid-Semester Examination (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  4. Final examination (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]

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Workload

Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week consisting of 2 hours of lectures, a 1 hour of computer tutorial and a 1 hour of problem solving tutorial as well as 6 hours of private study

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed EMET1001 or EMET7001 and STAT1008 ot STAT7055. incompatible with EMET2007.

Prescribed Texts

See Class Summary and Wattle site.

Fees

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

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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
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
2351 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

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