• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Econometrics
  • Areas of interest Econometrics, Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Thomas Tao Yang
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2022
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This course involves on campus teaching. For students unable to come to campus there will be a remote option. See the Class Summary for more details.

This is an advanced course on econometric theory. It will provide students with grounding in the theory that underpins many standard econometric methods.  It will stress fundamental ideas and general concepts so that students can draw connections between various methods presented in other courses, and learn to derive simple theoretical results from first principles and apply them to specific cases.

The course does not attempt to provide details on the theory behind all possible econometric models, but instead seeks to ensure that students gain sufficient skills to allow them to understand the key issues and hence to be able to read and understand advanced texts and journal articles on current research that they may come across in their future studies or research.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will be able to:
  2. - Understand and apply selected inferential methods
  3. - Critically evaluate a range of articles in econometric theory
  4. - Derive asymptotic or finite sample properties of specific estimators under various assumptions
  5. - Evaluate the appropriateness of several alternative estimators in specific applications

Indicative Assessment

  1. One assignment worth 25%, a mid semester exam worth 25% and a final exam worth 50%. (25) [LO null]

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Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 12 hours a week comprised of:

- 3 hours of lectures and,

- 1 hour of tutorial, and

- 8 hours of private study (at least).

- (Recommended and Optional) Study group to be organized by students, if they wish.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have previously completed EMET8014.

Prescribed Texts

see class summary

Assumed Knowledge

All students should know some calculus, and have some knowledge of linear algebra, matrix algebra, probability. Understanding of maximum likelihood, least squares, simple time series models, and simple cases of laws of large numbers and central limit theorems.


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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
2022 $4440 Standard Rate
2022 $3510 Grandfathered Rate*

*continuing students in nominated programs only. See fee website

International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $5700
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5443 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person View

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