ECON 7223 - Advanced Time Series Econometrics
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2019
General Course Information
Course Code ECON 7223 Course Advanced Time Series Econometrics Coordinating Unit School of Economics Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites ECON 7204 or equivalent Course Description The aim of this course is to study time series methods in econometrics. Students are expected to have knowledge in statistics and Level IV econometrics or equivalent. Topics typically include stationarity, unit roots, autoregressive moving average (ARMA), forecasting, maximum likelihood estimation (MLE), vector autoregression (VAR), structural vector autoregression (SVAR), and co-integration. The emphasis is on understanding the methods and applying them to real-world data.
Course Coordinator: Professor Firmin Doko TchatokaLocation: Room 4.47, Nexus 10 Tower
Telephone: 8313 1174
Consultation time: TBA
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Use various advanced time series econometric methods, estimation methods and related econometric theories.
- Apply these methods to empirical data or develop new time series econometric theories.
- Use a number of specialist software such as Matlab, Gauss, C++, Stata and Eviews.
- Interpret time series models' estimates and analyze the results.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1-4 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1-4 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
1-4 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
Required ResourcesLecture notes will be posted on MyUni before each lecture.
Stata Manual Stata Time Series Manual Published by Stata Press J. Hamilton Time Series Analysis Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994 P. J. Brockwell and R. A. Davis Time Series: Theory and Methods 2nd edition. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1991
1 Matlab Available on the computers in Honours student room, PhD student room, and the computer lab (10 Pulteney St. 2.20 Computer Suite 1 and Computer Suite 3) 2 Stata Available on the computers in Honours student room, PhD student room, and the computer lab (10 Pulteney St. 2.20 Computer Suite 3 only)
Robert H. Shumway and David S. Stoffer Time Series Analysis and Its Applications With R Examples 2nd edition. Springer, 2006 F. Hayashi Econometrics Princeton University Press, 2000 John Y. Campbell, Andrew W. Lo, and A. Craig Mackinlay The Econometrics of Financial Markets Princeton University Press, 1997
1 Check your student email often as course-related announcements are communicated via email 2 MyUni All the materials such as lecture notes, problem sets and their answer keys, Matlab manual, etc. will be posted on the MyUni course webpage, www.myuni.adelaide.edu.au
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
1 Lecture notes 2 Reading textbooks 3 Problem solving and computer exercises
NB: It is important for students to be able to apply what they learn in class to real world data by using computer programs such as Matlab, Gauss, C++, Stata and Eviews.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.All students in this course are expected to attend all lectures, workshops and labs throughout the semester.
Teaching & Learning Activities Personal Study Hours
(Outside Your Regular Classes)
Lecture notes 2 hours/week Additional readings and empirical project 4 hours/week Problem solving and computer exercises 3 hours/week
Learning Activities Summary
Teaching & Learning Activities Related Learning Outcomes Lecture notes 1,2,4 Additional readings and empirical project 1,2,3 Problem solving and computer exercises 1,2,3
TENTATIVE LECTURE SCHEDULE (subject to changes)
1 Time Series Properties: trend, seasonality, cycle, irregularity 2 Filtering time series 3 Smoothing time series 4 Stationary univariate time series: Unit root, testing for unit root, stationarity 5 Autoregressive and moving average models (ARMA) 6 Leading indicators 6 (Structural) Vector Autoregressive Models 7 Cointegration and Error Correction
Specific Course RequirementsN/A
Small Group Discovery ExperienceN/A
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Assessment SummaryThe final mark for this course will be determined by:
Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome Homework, Computer Exercises, and group empirical projects: see Assessment Detail Problem solving, computing, and formative Refer to course website on MyUni, www.myuni.adelaide.edu.au 45% 2,3,4 Midterm Exam: see Assessment Detail Formative, problem solving and computer exercises Refer to course website on MyUni, www.myuni.adelaide.edu.au 15% 1,2,4 Final Exam Formative, problem solving and computer exercises Refer to course website on MyUni, www.myuni.adelaide.edu.au 40% 1,2,4 Total 100%
Assessment Related RequirementsN/A
1. Homework, Computer Exercises, and group projects
Problem sets, computer exercises and group projects will be given regularly. Details (including submission dates) will be provided on MyUni and discussed with students in lectures. Late submission will be accepted only if accompanied by appropriate documentation, for example, a medical certificate. Students must write their name and student ID number on the cover sheet of their work.
3. Midterm Exam
1 h 30 min test containing short answer questions. The date will be posted on MyUni and discussed with students in lectures. There will be no supplementary exam for the midterm exam. If you miss this exam and you provide a medical certificate or compassionate reasons, your final exam will account for 55% (instead of 40%) of your total mark. Please note that, following University policy, dictionaries are not allowed in School of Economics exams. Students may NOT take any type of CALCULATOR to the exam.
5. Final Exam
3 hours multi-part problem solving questions: will cover all the lectures, Homework and Computer Exercises, and labs. Written sample answers will not be provided. Help with questions that you have made a genuine attempt to answer may be provided by your lecturer/tutor either on an individual basis or in a group revision session.
SubmissionRefer to ASSESSMENT DETAIL. After being marked, generally, the assessment will be returned to students in class about a week after submission.
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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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