A proper understanding of econometric methods and estimation techniques is important, as it allows researchers and practitioners to assess economic theorems, predict macroeconomic tendencies, evaluate government policies, etc. After a brief review of probability and statistics, this unit will focus on the econometric analysis of discrete variables, and the econometric analysis of time series data. The lectures and assessments will be application-oriented. Computer software (e.g., Stata, R, Matlab) will be used throughout the unit.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
4x250wd online quizzes (20%), 1x1hr mid-semester test (30%), 1x2hr final exam (50%)
ECMT2150 or ECMT2950 or ECMT2110