Introductory Econometrics

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introductory Econometrics

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    15 credit points including STAT170 or STAT171 or PSY122 and ECON110 or ECON111

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit introduces some basic econometric techniques employed by economists in the analysis of economic relationships. These techniques are also used extensively in marketing and finance. In addition to its role as a basis for programs of study in economics, marketing and finance, the unit is the foundation econometric unit for students who wish to undertake a program of study in applied econometrics. Topics covered will usually include: estimation and hypothesis testing; simple and multiple regression; prediction; the interpretation and evaluation of regression models, including an elementary discussion of nonlinear modelling, heteroscedasticity, auto-correlation, multicollinearity and specification error; and the use of categorical or qualitative data in regression models. Emphasis throughout the unit is on the application of econometric techniques and the interpretation of estimated results rather than formal theoretical proofs and derivations.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.