Courses & Units

Econometrics BEA342



This unit provides the techniques required to quantify the magnitude, strength and form of relationships between variables and the strategies that need to be employed to use these techniques effectively. More specifically it examines the theory and use of the Classical Linear Regression Model (CLRM) and intermediate level econometric models, such as: IV, Logit, Panel, ECM, 3SLS, ARIMA. The unit supplies students with the econometric theory to be able to obtain answers from data using the latest econometrics software.

The unit teaches matrix algebra to re-examine the CLRM learnt in BEA242 Introduction to Econometrics. The unit demonstrates how to test violations of its assumptions, their consequences and how to remedy them. It then provides students with the knowledge of how to use a range of econometric models for the analysis of cross-section and time-series data and the ability to obtain answers to research policy questions in economics and finance. A working knowledge of the unit is essential for those students intending to work as professional economists, financial analysts and business analysts.

Specific information for students enrolled in the flexible/distance mode is available in the unit outline.


Unit name Econometrics
Unit code BEA342
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Tasmanian School of Business & Economics (TSBE)
Discipline Economics and Finance
Coordinator Dr Wenying Yao
Teaching staff

Dr Wenying Yao

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 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 2 13/7/2015 10/8/2015 31/8/2015 16/10/2015

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2015: $1,283.00 2015: $1,957.00 091903

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Teaching Pattern

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


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