• 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 Econometrics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Hoa Nguyen
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2024
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This course is available for on-campus & remote (online) learning. All students participate in interactive, real-time classes.

This course introduces students to the techniques of econometrics. The emphasis is on the essential ideas and applications of econometric methods, with the material derived using a mixture of rigour and intuition. The course covers appropriate tools for cross-sectional (observations on several economic units - usually countries, firms or households - at a single point in time), time series (observations for one economic unit over time), and panel (observations for multiple units followed through time) datasets. It starts with the linear regression model and then moves to introductions of micro-econometric and macro-econometric techniques.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Understand the essential ideas and applications of econometric methods.
  2. Identify suitable econometric methods for the analysis of cross-sectional and time series data.
  3. Analyse simple datasets using econometric software such as R.
  4. Present econometric results in a readily usable form and be able to interpret and explain econometric results.
  5. Use econometric methods to provide evidence to inform policy decisions.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Quiz 1 (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Quiz 2 (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Group assignment 1 (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  4. Group assignment 2 (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  5. Group presentations (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  6. Final exam (3 hours) (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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The standard workload for a 6 unit course is 120 hours including class time and independent study.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable.

Prescribed Texts

Verbeek, M., 2017. A Guide to Modern Econometrics, Wiley, 5th ed.

Wooldridge, J., 2019. Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach, South-Western, 7th ed.

Some students prefer Wooldridge’s lengthier explanations and examples while others like the Verbeek textbook for being concise, precise, and technical. The combination is recommended though it would be fine if you just want to read one textbook. The lecture notes follow the Verbeek text.

Preliminary Reading

Angrist and Pischke, 2011. Mostly Harmless Econometrics, Princeton University Press.

Assumed Knowledge

Students are expected to have initial mathematics and econometrics knowledge at the levels of IDEC7902 or equivalent and IDEC7904 or equivalent.


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.

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
2024 $4680 Standard Rate
2024 $3720 Grandfathered Rate*

*continuing students in nominated programs only. See fee website

International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $6000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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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
On Campus
7231 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 In Person View
8939 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 Online View

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