ECON 2517 - Intermediate Econometrics II

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2023

This course provides an in-depth introduction to the advanced econometric techniques used to analyse data sets in economics, business and finance. It builds on statistics, inference and regression but does not include time series econometrics. The focus is on understanding the theory of the methods involved, as well as interpreting and commenting on the results obtained using statistical software. The course introduces multiple regression analysis, which remains the most commonly used statistical technique in econometrics. It considers various aspects of linear regression models and may include dummy variables, different functional forms and the consequences of violation of the classical regression assumptions.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ECON 2517
    Course Intermediate Econometrics II
    Coordinating Unit Economics
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites ECON 1008 or ECON 1011 or STATS 1000 or STATS 1005
    Incompatible ECON 2504
    Restrictions Only available to B.Economics (Advanced) students
    Assessment Typically assignments, mid-term test and final exam
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Qazi Haque

    Qazi Haque
    Location: Room 4.47, Nexus 10 Tower
    Telephone: 8313 4927
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Have an in-depth knowledge of Economic data structure and use adequate visual tools to present data
    2. Writing regressions in matrix form
    3. Estimating simple and multiple linear regressions with quantitative data
    4. Testing and correcting for heteroscedasticity and autocorrelation
    5. Estimating linear regressions with qualitative data
    6. Interpreting and assessing outcomes of the regressions
    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)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.


    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.


    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Introductory Econometrics by Jeffrey M. Wooldridge, Mokhtarul Wadud, Jenny Lye
    Online Learning
    MyUni Course WebPage provides lecture notes, computer lecture notes, homework questions and solutions. Please check this page frequently for important announcements and corrections.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Attend face-to-face weekly lectures (2 hours) and workshops (2 hours).

    This subject is only available for face-to-face (on-campus) students.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    The University expects full-time students (i.e. those taking 12 units per semester) to devote a total of 48 hours per week to their studies. This translates to 12 hours per week for a semester course.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Tentative Schedule (subject to change):
    Week/s Modules
    1 Module 1- Nature of Econometrics and Economic Data
    2-5 Module 2 - Linear Regression Models
    2.1- Definition of the simple and multiple linear regression model
    2.2- Classical assumptions
    2.3- Matrix notation and derivation the ordinary least squares (OLS) estimates
    2.4- Properties of OLS: Unbiasedness, consistency and variances of the OLS estimates
    2-5- Testing hypotheses about regression population parameters
    2.5.1. Testing hypotheses about a single population parameter: The t-test
    2.5.2. Confidence intervals
    2.5.3. Testing multiple linear restrictions: The F-test
    6 Module 3- Model Specification
    3.1- Functional form
    3.2- Specification error
    3.3- Multicollinearity
    7 MidTerm Test
    8-9 Module 4- Multiple Regression Analysis with qualitative information
    4.1- Describing qualitative information
    4.2- Using dummy independent variables
    4.3- A binary dependent variable: The linear probability model (LPM)
    10-12 Module 5- Heteroscedasticity and Autocorrelation
    5.1- Definition of heteroscedasticity
    5.2- Testing for heteroscedasticity
    5.2- Correcting heteroscedasticity
    5.3- Definition of autocorrelation
    5.4- Testing for autocorrelation
    5.5- Correcting autocorrelation
    Specific Course Requirements
    Assignment completion may require access to computer software STATA. If you do not have STATA at home, you may use the computer labs on campus. Please refer to for further details.

    For course related questions, students are encouraged to utilise the designated office hours of the lecturer and the tutors. Questions over the telephone are strongly discouraged. Students are encouraged to utilise the online forum on MyUni instead of emailing questions.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome
    Group Assignments Group 20% 1-6
    Midterm exam Individual 30% 1-6
    Final examination Individual 50% 1-6
    Total 100%
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Some assignments require to use STATA which is installed in the computer labs or may be accessed via ADAPT on your personal devices. Please allow additional time for completing the assignments as the computer labs may not always be available.
    Assessment Detail
    1. There will be 4 assignments to be submitted in groups throughout the course. The dates and submission guidelines will be announced on MyUni. Best 3 out of 4 marks will count toward the semester grade for this component. Because not all of these marks count for assessment, no special consideration will be given to students who do not submit their work (or submit it late). The projects are worth 20% of the final grade.

    2. There will be one mid-semester test worth 30% of the final grade. Further details will be announced on MyUni.
    Submission of the assignments is required as per instructions on MyUni.

    Legible hand-writing and the quality of English expression are considered to be integral parts of the assessment process, and may affect marks. Marks cannot be awarded for answers that cannot be read or understood.
    Course Grading

    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

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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