- Class Number 7324
- Term Code 3060
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Sriram Shankar
- Dr Sriram Shankar
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 27/07/2020
- Class End Date 30/10/2020
- Census Date 31/08/2020
- Last Date to Enrol 03/08/2020
This course will examine modern applied research on macroeconomic and financial issues. The main objective is to allow students to understand and critically appraise applied work on macroeconomic and financial topics.
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:
- Select a model and combine from a model space comprising univariate or multivariate
- Apply and explain the principles of parsimony and fit;
- Explain the methodology of Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium modelling;
- Reconcile theory and evidence; and,
- Conduct hypothesis and diagnostic testing.
The in-class examples, tutorial and assignment problems will be drawn from research in the area of macro econometrics.
Additional Course Costs
EViews econometric software will be used in this course. A Student version of the software may be purchased separately. Access to Eviews software will be made available to the students remotely, potentially through the Virtual Desktop.
Examination Material or equipment
The two quizzes and final exam will be conducted online. Therefore, the student need to have access to a computer.
Essential Textbook: Enders, W. Applied Econometric Time Series, Wiley, 2014. This book can be purchased from the bookstore on campus. Students can also obtain a copy of this book for short term loan from the Chifley library. Availability of an online version is currently being investigated and information will be advertised when known.
Other recommended texts (not compulsory):
· Brooks, C., Introductory Econometrics for Finance, Cambridge, 2004*.
· Hamilton, J. D., Time Series Analysis, Princeton, 1994*.
· Harris, R. and R. Sollis, Applied Time Series Modelling and Forecasting, Wiley, 2003*.
· Stock, J. & M. Watson, Introductory Econometrics, Addison-Wesley, 2003*.
· Verbeek, M., A Guide to Modern Econometrics, Wiley, 2008*.
· Wooldridge, J., Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach, 2nd Ed. South-Western College Publishing, 2001*
*The students can obtain a copy of the recommended books for short term loan from Chifley or Hancock library.
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
Student FeedbackANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
Your final mark for the course will be based on the raw marks allocated for each of your assessment items. However, your final mark may not be the same number as produced by that formula, as marks may be scaled. Any scaling applied will preserve the rank order of raw marks (i.e. if your raw mark exceeds that of another student, then your scaled mark will exceed the scaled mark of that student), and may be either up or down.
Support for Students
The University offers a number of support services for students. Information on these is available online from http://students.anu.edu.au/studentlife/
Students are expected to check the Wattle site for announcements about this course, e.g. changes to timetables or notifications of cancellations.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Univariate time series (Enders, chapter 1 and 2)|
|2||Stationary ARMA models (Enders, chapter 2)|
|3||Trend and difference stationary processes (Enders, chapter 4)|
|4||Testing for unit roots – I (Enders, chapter 4)|
|5||Testing for unit roots – II (Enders, chapter 4)||Mid-term Quiz|
|6||Modelling volatility – I (Enders, chapter 3).||Assignment 1 due|
|7||Modelling volatility – II (Enders, chapter 3).|
|8||VAR models - I (Enders, chapter 5)|
|9||VAR models - I (Enders, chapter 5)|
|10||VAR models - II (Enders, chapter 5)|
|11||Conitegration, long-run equilibria, error correction models – I (Enders, chapter 6)||Assignment 2 due|
|12||Conitegration, long-run equilibria, error correction models – II (Enders, chapter 6)|
The tutorial related presentation will be pre-recorded and uploaded onto Wattle web-site.
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Mid-term Quiz||15 %||26/08/2020||31/08/2020||1,2,3,4,5,6|
|Assignment 1||25 %||02/09/2020||23/09/2020||1,2,3,4,5,6|
|Assignment 2||25 %||21/10/2020||04/11/2020||1,2,3,4,5,6|
|Final Exam||35 %||31/10/2020||04/12/2020||1,2,3,4,5,6|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Assessment RequirementsThe ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
This course will be delivered online. The lectures will be live via zoom and tutorials for this course will be pre-recorded and uploaded onto Wattle. In addition, the lecture and tutorial related materials will also be made available via Wattle. Tutorial solutions will not be separately provided and so the students are expected to carefully go through the recorded tutorials. The second lecture (1 hour in duration) in each week will include a 1/2 hour interactive session for questions/discussion related to the corresponding lecture and tutorial. Further, in case the students have any remaining questions regarding the tutorial or/and lecture related materials, they are encouraged to attend a consultation session with the Lecturer.
See information above in Assessment Tasks 1 and 4 regarding examination.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6
The mid-term Quiz would contain multiple choice questions based on the material covered in Weeks 1 to 4. It will conducted online in week 5. The return date of mid-term Quiz will be 2020-08-31. The mid-term Quiz will be worth 15% of the total assessment. Further information will be available in week 4.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Assignment 1 will involve numerical as well short answer questions based on the material covered in Weeks 1 to 5. The students must use EVIEWS software for analysing data for this assignment. The release date of questions, due date for Assignment 1 and return date will respectively be 2020-07-30, 2020-09-02 and 2020-09-23. Assignment 1 will be worth 25% of the total assessment.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Assignment 2 will involve numerical as well short answer questions based on the material covered in Weeks 6 to 11. The students must use EVIEWS software for analysing data for this assignment. The release date of questions, due date for Assignment 2 and return date will respectively be 2020-09-11, 2020-10-21 and 2020-11-04. Assignment 2 will be worth 25% of the total assessment.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6
A final exam will be held during the ANU final exam period. It will cover material from the entire course (that is, Weeks 1 to 12). The final exam will be worth 35% of the total assessment. The duration of the final exam will be two hours (excluding reading time). The details regarding the final exam will be posted on Wattle by week 10.
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In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education).
You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption
has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.
Hardcopy SubmissionFor some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
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Please see the Assessment tasks section above. The dates for returning the assignments will also be posted on Wattle.
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Risk and Uncertainty and Applied Econometrics
Dr Sriram Shankar