Courses & Units

Introduction to Econometrics BEA242



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 the Bachelor of Economics degree and it is also an excellent complimentary 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
Unit code BEA242
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Economics
Coordinator Associate Professor Satoshi Yamazaki
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Select, specify and use appropriate data and linear econometric models to inform economic and business decisions.
  • Identify and evaluate the causes, consequences and remedies for violations of the classical linear regression model's assumptions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of statistical software as well as Interpret and communicate output from statistical software.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,892.00 $1,482.00 not applicable $2,472.00

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AssessmentTest or quiz (20%)|Examination - invigilated (centrally) (40%)|Assignment (40%)
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You will need the following text [available from the Co-op Bookshop]:

The prescribed textbook, available from the Co-op Bookshop or is:

Hill, Griffiths & Lim. Principles of Econometrics (5th Edition), Wiley, 2018. ISBN 978-1-119-32094-4.


Many students find it useful to consult alternative references as part of their study program. Some useful alternative references are:

Stock & Watson, Introduction to Econometrics, 3rd edition, Addison Wesley, 2010

Wooldridge, Introductory Econometrics, 4th edition, South-Western College, 2008

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