Module Identifier ECM1000  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Dr Mark J Rhodes  
Semester Semester 1 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Course delivery Lecture   2 Hours.  
  Seminars / Tutorials   2 Hours.  
  Other   2 Hours. Computer Classes  

Learning outcomes

The module is an advanced level study of econometrics. On completion of this module students should be able to: Critically evaluate
(1) The use of classical linear regression in estimation and inference,
(2) The consequences of the failure of the classical regression assumptions, their diagnosis, consequences and solutions,
(3) The specification, estimation and properties of dynamic time series models, including those with dynamic error structures,
(4) The specification, estimation and properties of simultaneous equation regression models,
(5) The implications of unit roots in time series and the importance of cointegration, (6) the use of single and multiple equation estimation techniques and
(7) The advantages and shortcomings of panel data and the techniques for estimation of panel data models and their application.


The module is an advanced level study of econometrics. We will examine the uses of econometrics in the study of financial institutions and markets. Building from basic principles in finance and statistics we will discuss the practical application, both in the interpretation of empirical results in finance and the use of computers to estimate original models.

Reading Lists

** General Text
Brooks, Chris (2002 (various p) Introductory econometrics for finance /Chris Brooks. Cambridge University Press 0521790182
Gourieroux, Christian (2001.) Financial econometrics :problems, models, and methods /Christian Gourieroux and Joann Jasiak. Princeton University Press 0691088721
** Recommended Text
Copeland, T. E. and Weston, J.F. (1992) Financial Theory and Corporate Policy Addison Wesley
Enders, W. (1995) Applied Econometric Time Series Wiley
Greene, W.H. (2002) Econometric Analysis 5 Edition. Prentice Hall
Gujarati, D.N. (2003) Basic Econometrics 4 Edition. Mcgraw-Hill
Kennedy, P (1992) A guide to Econometrics Various Editions Blackwell
Newbold, P. (1995) Statistics for Business and Economics 4 Edition. Prentice Hall


This module is at CQFW Level 7