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ECOM90014 Advanced Econometric Techniques 2

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Three hours lectures/tutorials per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites:

ECOM90005 Advanced Econometric Techniques

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites

Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Coordinator

Dr Kevin Staub, Dr Yong Song

Contact

kevin.staub@unimelb.edu.au

yong.song@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

The aim of this subject is to take the skills developed in ECOM90005 Advanced Econometric Techniques and use them to explore the main techniques for analysing a variety of econometric problems.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate current econometric research published in the top ranking international economic and econometric journals;
  • Replicate results from existing econometric research;
  • Identify the key arguments and strategies underlying current and existing econometric research.

Assessment:
  • Eight 500-word assignments comprising computer exercises and problem sets due weekly (2.5% each)
  • One 2-hour end of semester examination (80%)

Prescribed Texts:

You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Evaluation of ideas, views and evidence
  • Synthesis of ideas, views and evidence
  • Critical thinking
  • Application of software to write computer programs to perform econometric tasks
  • Statistical reasoning
  • Problem solving skills
  • Written communication

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Master of Economics electives

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