|Delivery length / details
|6 x 2 Hour Practicals
|6 x 2 Hour Lectures
|Assessment length / details
|2 Hours Unseen written examination
|Group based empirical project
|2 Hours Unseen written examination Repeat failed element
|Repeat failed element or equvalent
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
* Demonstrate an extensive knowledge of the models of time-series analysis, and be able to;
* Discuss and make use of appropriate econometric techniques, estimate, evaluate and interpret regression results and test various hypotheses;
* Carry out advanced diagnostic tasks and develop parsimonious models using a systematic modelling strategy;
* Recognise the circumstances when simultaneous equation analysis is appropriate;
* Apply appropriate econometric techniques to study various phenomena in economics, finance, and related subject areas;
* Complete small scale empirical projects independently, using dedicated econometrics software such as Microfit.
This module aims to provide an understanding of advanced topics and issues in econometrics and economic modelling with special focus on time series methods and techniques. The module seeks to provide students in economics (or related disciplines) with advanced quantitative tools for empirical and/or applied research widely used in academia and industry.
Building on EC30920 (Introduction to Econometrics) the module aims to introduce students to, and encourage critical engagement with, more advanced topics in econometrics. Particular emphasis will be on the application of empirical methods in time series analysis widely used in applied economics, finance, and related subject areas.
- Overview of the Classical Linear Regression Model
- Dynamic Models
- Non-Stationarity and Unit Root Problem
- Univariate Time Series Modelling
- Cointegration and Error Correction
- Multivariate Time Series Modelling
|Application of Number
|The module involves estimation of various dynamic time-series models and as such requires students to be able to estimate and interpret results of various regression models. In addition, students will be able to carry out advanced diagnostic checks on models. They also will be able to test various hypotheses using advanced statistical techniques.
|Discussion-based lectures and seminars facilitate independent and critical thinking skills about key issues in econometrics. Independent work on assessed coursework helps to develop analytical skills as well as writing skills which will be of great use when carrying out various empirical studies.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Students will improve their learning by undertaking directed but independent study and work. Time management will be crucial in preparation for the assessments.
|Students will be working on a dedicated econometrics package called Microfit. Students are required to use electronic databases and statistical packages in their courseworks. The use of electronic journals is also highly relevant for the successful preparation of their coursework.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|The module provides content which may prove highly valuable for many students in their future career. Ability to conduct empirical studies, as well as research skills developed in connection with the preparation of assessed individual coursework, contribute to transferable skills.
|By facilitating creative thinking approaches to problem solving, the module enables students to critically evaluate potentiol solutions to complex and challenging problems in applied economics and empirical finance.
|By introducing variety of advanced statistical techniques and quantitative methods, the module enables students to investigate empirically various relationships among economic and financial variables. The module also introduces students to a range of empirical research methods, which will facilitate development of appropriate research skills necessary to produce high quality analytical and empirical research studies.
|Subject Specific Skills
|Students develop advanced analytical and research skills necessary to analyse various contemporary issues in economics, finance and other related subject areas.
|Although team work ethics are encouraged in seminar discussions, computer practicals, and preparing individual essays, there is no specific assessment requirement involving team work.
This module is at CQFW Level 6