
Academic Year:  2015/6 
Owning Department/School:  Department of Economics 
Credits:  6 
Level:  Honours (FHEQ level 6) 
Period: 
Semester 1 
Assessment Summary:  EX 100% 
Assessment Detail: 

Supplementary Assessment: 
Reassessment not allowed 
Requisites:  Before taking this module you must take ES20069 
Description:  Aims: To develop the student's understanding of econometrics beyond the second year level, enabling him/her to use STATA, a widely used computer package program, and to be confident with the use of matrix algebra. Learning Outcomes: Students should gain an ability to critically evaluate econometric work done by others, in e.g. journals, as well as increase their ability to do their own empirical work. By the end of the semester students will be more confident in their use of matrix algebra, the language of econometrics, and its application to econometric problems. They will have undertaken empirical work using computer packages such as STATA. The emphasis is on both theory and applications in equal measure. Skills: Econometrics. Content: The unit follows Johnston and DiNardo's and Verbeek's classic texts to a large extent. Specific topics include: algebra revision; ordinary least squares; measures of goodness of fit; two stage least squares; serial correlation; heteroscedasticity; lag structures; errors in variables; measurement errors, nonlinear least squares, stationarity and cointegration, and limited dependent variables. Key texts: Jack Johnston and John DiNardo Econometric Methods Marno Verbeek A Guide to Modern Econometrics William H. Greene Econometric Analysis Pindyck and Rubinfeld Econometric Models and Economic Forecasts Cuthbertson, Hall and Taylor Applied Econometric Techniques. 
Programme availability: 
ES30027 is Optional on the following programmes:Department of Economics
