Courses & Units

Introduction to Econometrics BEA242



This unit provides you with an introduction into the econometric methods that can be used to examine the strength and form of relationships between economic variables. More specifically, you will examine the theory and use of the Linear Regression Model and Ordinary Least Square (OLS) estimation method. BEA242 also demonstrates how to test for violations of the assumptions on the Linear Regression Model, their consequences and how to remedy them. The econometric methods taught in this unit are essential if you are intending to pursue a career in economics, financial analysis and business analysis.

The goal of the unit is for you to develop a thorough understanding of basic econometric methods so that you can, at the end of this unit: 

(i) Critically evaluate empirical studies in economics and finance which involve use of simple econometric techniques in estimation and inference; 

(ii) Develop an appreciation of the likely problems in data, and know how to deal with them; and

(iii) Obtain a good background for a further study in econometrics and applied economics.


Unit name Introduction to Econometrics
Unit code BEA242
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Economics and Finance

Dr Satoshi Yamazaki

Teaching staff

Dr Satoshi Yamazaki

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2019: $1,369.00 2019: $2,200.00 091903

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Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour workshop per week.


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