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Undergraduate | TAS-BEA242 | 2024

Introduction to Econometrics

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Study method
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Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
14 weeks

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Introduction to Econometrics

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:

    1. Select, specify and use appropriate data and linear econometric models to inform economic and business decisions.
    2. Identify and evaluate the causes, consequences and remedies for violations of the classical linear regression model's assumptions.
    3. Demonstrate knowledge of statistical software as well as interpret and communicate output from statistical software.

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:

Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).

Additional requirements

  • Software requirements - Students must ensure that they have access to the following equipment and software: • Computer with Internet access and Internet Browser compatible to UTAS’s MyLO. • Software capable of estimating multiple regression such as MS Excel, EViews, R is required to complete the assignment and workshop exercises. In addition Word processing software is required to complete the assignment. Students will be instructed how to use EViews and MS Excel in TAS-BEA242 in the workshops to perform econometric analysis. In addition in order to participate in the online workshop and communication with teaching staff you must also have a: • Webcam, microphone, Skype account and software (

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Economics

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