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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the various important concepts in forecasting and different approaches for modelling, trend, seasonality and persistence.
- use the analytical tools that econometricians employ to analyse data
- Tailor-make models for their applications and use them to produce forecasts
- Complete programming tasks, including reading and modifying existing codes
- Assignments (60) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Personal project (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week consisting of 2 hours of lectures and a 1 hour of tutorial as well as 7 hours of private study.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Research School of Economics to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|5753||24 Jul 2023||31 Jul 2023||31 Aug 2023||27 Oct 2023||In Person||N/A|