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EC4703 - Advanced Econometrics

[Offered in even-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject is offered to students with appropriate approval.

This subject is designed to give students working knowledge of a broad array of topics in econometric theory and prepare them for empirical applications. The subject will discuss the type of model and methodology that needs to be chosen under what type of conditions and how to test the type of condition that prevails. Topics include, (quasi) maximum likelihood estimation, generalized least square estimation, instrumental variable analysis and generalized methods of moments modelling.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate integrated knowledge of econometric techniques used in advanced-level econometric analysis;
  • conduct econometric analysis to comprehensively test research hypotheses;
  • critically evaluate the results of econometric analysis to draw integrated and advanced-level policy conclusions.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (50%)
  • Assignment 1 - (25%)
  • Assignment 2 - (25%).
Prerequisites: (BU1003 AND BU1007 AND BX3122) OR EC5216


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coord/Lect: Dr Rabiul Beg.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 48 hours workshops/Seminars - 1. 2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of workshop every week for 12 weeks. 2. Seminar attendance.
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.