University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
ECON 270 and (ECON 210 or FINC 203 or STAT 241)
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
Econometric theory and application of linear estimation and testing techniques in the context of multiple regression and simultaneous equation models.
Interpreted literally, 'econometrics' means 'economic measurement'. Although measurement is an important part of econometrics, the scope of econometrics (and this course) is much broader. Econometrics develops and applies statistical methods for estimating economic relationships, testing economic theories, selecting economic models, and evaluating government and business policies. This paper examines the theory and application of estimation and testing techniques in the context of multiple regression, models with limited dependent variables and dynamic and simultaneous equation models. The goal of this paper is developing a good understanding of some of the main techniques used in econometrics, reviewing and building on the skills and knowledge obtained in introductory econometrics. Practical computing exercises and assignments will provide experience in applying these techniques.
The goal of this paper is developing a good understanding of the main techniques used in econometrics, reviewing and building on the skills and knowledge obtained in introductory econometrics. Practical computing exercises and assignments will provide experience in applying these techniques. At the end of the paper, the student will be able to critically assess empirical work produced by researchers.
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