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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- define the ordinary least squares (OLS) estimator in the linear regression model;
- derive and examine statistical properties of the OLS estimator;
- employ the central limit theorem to approximate the statistical distribution of the OLS estimator;
- demonstrate an understanding of the strengths and limitations of the OLS estimator;
- summarise and analyse actual economic data with use of a specialised econometric software;
- contextualise and critically evaluate the results of empirical analysis.
- Assignment 1 (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Assignment 2 (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Mid-Semester Examination (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Final examination (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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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
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4502||22 Feb 2021||01 Mar 2021||31 Mar 2021||28 May 2021||In Person||N/A|