• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject International and Developmental Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics, Applied Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Winter Session 2025
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The 2024 Pre Sessional Program commencement dates: Summer session - 15 January; Winter session - 17 June

The aim of this course is to prepare students for IDEC8017 Econometric Techniques and other postgraduate courses in economics and econometrics. The course provides fundamental knowledge in probability theory, statistics, and econometric techniques, supplemented by software applications using Stata. As a preparatory course, classes will be designed to help students become familiar with the ANU teaching environment and the requirements of formal coursework. In-class exercises and discussions will be an important component of the course.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse random variables and their probability distributions, including discrete and continuous distributions.
  2. Interpret and utilise measures of central tendency and dispersion to describe data variability.
  3. Formulate null and alternative hypotheses, select appropriate significance levels, and interpret p-values to draw valid conclusions.
  4. Construct regression models, choose appropriate predictor variables, and accurately interpret the coefficients.
  5. Perform regression analysis using software tools and analyse relationships between variables in real-world datasets.

Other Information

You will need to contact the Crawford School of Public Policy to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Quiz (25) [LO 1,2]
  2. Problem set (25) [LO 1,2]
  3. Final exam (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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About 14 hours of class time. In addition, students are also expected to study about 20 hours of work outside class to complete the course. 

Inherent Requirements


Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Crawford School of Public Policy to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts


Preliminary Reading

Wooldridge, J.M. (2019) Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach, 7th Edition, Cengage.


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Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6163 01 Jul 2025 18 Jul 2025 18 Jul 2025 30 Sep 2025 In Person N/A

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