ECON 2504 - Intermediate Econometrics II
North Terrace Campus - Summer - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code ECON 2504 Course Intermediate Econometrics II Coordinating Unit School of Economics Term Summer Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week. Intensive in Summer Semester. Prerequisites ECON 1008 or STATS 1000 or equivalent Incompatible ECON 2006 & STATS 2002, STATS 2003 & MATHS 2103 Assumed Knowledge ECON 1004, ECON 1000, Maths as taught in ECON 1005 Course Description This course provides an introduction to the econometric techniques used to analyse data sets in economics, business and finance. It builds on basic statistics, inference and regression as covered in introductory statistics courses. The focus is on understanding the methods involved, using statistical software to provide the results and then interpreting and commenting on these results. The course reviews basic statistics, regression and inference, and then introduces multiple regression analysis, which remains the most commonly used statistical technique in econometrics. The remainder of the course considers various practical aspects of linear regression models and may include dummy variables, different functional forms and the consequences of violation of the classical regression assumptions.
Course Coordinator: Patricia SourdinSemester 1
Course Coordinator: Dr Nicholas Sim
Office hours: will be held by the lecturer on Monday 4-5pm or by appointment only
Office location: Nexus 10, Level 4, Room 4.46
Telephone: 8313 4927
Course Coordinator: Dr Patricia Sourdin
Office hours: TBA
Office location: Nexus 10, Level 4, Room 4.06
Telephone: 8313 1175
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesThe course aims to achieve the following outcomes. It will provide students:
1. with knowledge on the fundamentals of econometrics and its application
2. with knowledge and proficiency on the use of statistical packages for econometric and statistical analysis
3. with the ability to conduct independent data analysis and inquiry using the tools of statistics and econometrics
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This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1,2 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1,2 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1,2 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 2,3
The required textbook is Principles of Econometrics, 4th Edition, Wiley by R. Carter Hill, William E. Griffits and Guay C. Lim.
The recommended book to accompany the required text is Using Stata for Principles of Econometrics, 4th Edition, by Adkins and Hill.
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
Classes will meet three times a week: twice for a 2-hour lecture on Thursday, 11AM – 1PM and 2 - 4PM, at Napier, G03, Lecture Theatre, and once for a 2-hour tutorial on Friday, 10AM - 12 noon or 1pm - 3pm at Nexus10, 220, Comp Suite 1.
The lecturer will hold office hours on Wednesday, 9.30-10.30AM and by appointment.
Please adhere to the designated office hours.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Weekly assignments are issued each week. The assignments are not graded, but as class participation, students may (mostly likely will) be asked to present their solutions during tutorial discussion.
Learning Activities Summary
The course is held from 3 March to 10 June 2014. There are two one-hour lectures per week and one two-hour tutorial per week. The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from the Course Planner at https://access.adelaide.edu.au/courses/search.asp?year=2014
The required textbook is Principles of Econometrics, 4th Edition, Wiley by Hill, Griffiths and Lim (HGL). Another useful book, but not required for the course, is Using Stata for Principles of Econometrics by Adkins and Hill.
The tentative outline of the course (subject to change) is:
1. Introduction to Econometrics (HGL chapter 1)
2. Introduction to Basic Statistics and Probability (Probability Primer)
3. The Simple Linear Regression Model (Chapter 2)
4. Interval Estimation and Hypothesis Testing (Chapter 3)
5. Prediction, Goodness of Fit and Modeling Issues (Chapter 4)
6. The Multiple Linear Regression Model (Chapter 5)
7. Further Inference in the Multiple Regression Model (Chapter 6)
8. Using Indicator Variables (Chapter 7)
9. Heteoskedasticity (Chapter 8)
Specific Course Requirements
Homework completion may require access to STATA. If you do not have STATA at home, you may use the computer labs on campus. Please refer to http://www.adelaide.edu.au/its/student_support/labs/ for further details.
For course related questions, students are encouraged to utilise the designated office hours of the lecturer. Questions over the telephone are strongly discouraged.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
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- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Students will be assessed based on the following criteria:
Class Participation (during tutorials): 10% Mid-term test: 30% Final examination 60%
Unless informed otherwise, the mid-term test will be scheduled on Thursday 24 January 2013, during the 2-4PM lecture.
Assessment Related RequirementsAttendance in class and tutorials is required.
The assignments will be posted one week prior to the due date. Each week, I will ask a different group of students (based on last names in alphabetical order) to prepare the assignment questions. While the assignment is not graded, students may (and will mostly likely) be asked to share their solutions with the class. This will count as class participation, which constitutes 10 percent of the overall assessment. Note that supplementary test or examination will not be given to replace the missed ones. Unless there are valid reasons and proper documentation, a missed test or examination will be graded 0.
SubmissionSubmission of the assignments is not required.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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