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Econometrics (6541.6)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)

Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology


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This unit deals with econometric models and their application to problems in business, economics, finance and other areas. The emphasis is on the practical issues concerned with specifying, estimating, testing and applying dynamic models using a computer package. Topics may include simple, multiple and time series regression, multicollinearity, heteroskedasticity, serial correlation and spurious correlation.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Formulate an appropriate dynamic model for data analysis;

2. Estimate the parameters of a dynamic model using a statistical computer package;

3. Test the parameters of a dynamic model using a statistical computer package;

4. Evaluate the validity of a dynamic model;

5. Apply and explain a technique for forecasting a variable of interest; and

6. Produce and interpret the results of analyses.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

A 2-hour lecture and a 2-hour lab per week.


5123 Business Statistics OR 1809 Data Analysis in Science OR 6540 Introduction to Statistics



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