The goal of the unit is to develop a thorough understanding of basic econometric methods so that the student can, at the end of this unit: Critically evaluate empirical studies in economics and finance which involve use of simple econometric techniques in estimation and inference; Develop an appreciation of the likely problems in data and know how to deal with them; Obtain a good background for a further study in econometrics and applied economics. This unit is compulsory in all majors in the Bachelor of Economics degree and in combined Economics degrees and it is also a compulsory unit in the Finance major. This unit is the prerequisite for BEA342 Econometrics which itself is the prerequisite for the Honours program in economics and finance.
|Unit name||Introduction to Econometrics|
|Faculty/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Discipline||Economics and Finance|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- LO1: Select, specify and use appropriate data and linear econometric models
- LO2: Identify and evaluate the causes, consequences and remedies for violations of the classical linear regression model's assumptions
- LO3: Interpret and communicate output from econometric models
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|3||2020: $1,394.00||2020: $2,354.00||091903|
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1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour workshop per week. Please check the unit outline for details.
Online quizzes (20%), Assignment (20%), Final exam (60%).
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Hill, Griffiths & Lim. Principles of Econometrics (5th Edition), Wiley, 2018. ISBN 978-1-119-32094-4.
Students must ensure that they have access to the following equipment and software:
Students will be instructed how to use EViews and MS Excel in BEA242 in the workshops to perform econometric analysis.
In addition students studying by distance in order to participate in the online workshop and communication with teaching staff must also have a:
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