Subject details

At the completion of the subject students will be able to:

  1. explain the theoretical foundation behind linear regression analysis
  2. examine the assumptions and properties of various estimators, including least squares estimators and Maximum Likelihood estimator
  3. formulate economic/financial hypotheses into statistically testable forms and conduct these tests using real-life economic/financial data
  4. evaluate the adequacy of various statistical models/tests as they are applied to real life data
  5. identify and examine various applied topics in econometrics.
  • Topics

    • Statistics and Probability Review
    • Classical Linear Regression and Least Squares (LS) Estimation
    • Multivariate Linear Regression Model
    • Properties of LS Estimator; Statistical Inferences and Hypothesis Testing
    • Heteroskedasticity, Autocorrelation
    • Diagnostic Testing
    • Simultaneous equation models,
    • Time-series analysis
    • Volatility modelling
    • Discrete-choice models
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Standard Media
      • Web links
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Chat Rooms
      • Online assignment submission
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
    • Online Materials

      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links

In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

  • CUR-FIA-GCE-2018

Special requirements

No special requirements

The subject starts with a brief review of statistics and probability theories. It then discusses the theory of linear regression analysis.The second part of the subject will be devoted to applied topics in econometrics, including: simultaneous equation models, qualitative and limited dependent variable models, and selected time-series data analysis methods. The practical uses of the techniques introduced in the subject are demonstrated through their applications to the analysis of economic/financial data in laboratory classes.

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  • Report 1 (20%)
  • Report 2 (20%)
  • Report 3 (20%)
  • Invigilated Exam (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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