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ES50051: Econometrics methods

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Economics
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 50%, EX 50%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Exam (EX 50%)
  • Project (CW 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: ES50051B Re-sit exam (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take ES50060
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to provide students with the knowledge necessary to analyse macro/time series and panel data. Both univariate and multivariate models are considered with and without the stationary assumption.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the unit students should:
(1) develop a comprehensive set of tools and techniques for analysing various forms of univariate and multivariate time series models as well as panel data models and for understanding the current literature in applied time series econometrics;
(2) survey the current research topics in time series and panel data econometrics and be critically aware of how the theoretical results are used and applied in practice;
(3) be able to apply appropriate econometric models to specific research questions.

Ability to develop rigorous arguments through precise use of concepts and mathematical models Ability to select, analyse and present numerical data using econometric packages
Ability to select, summarise and synthesise written information from multiple sources
Ability to select and use appropriate ideas to produce a coherent response to a pre-set question
Comprehensive and scholarly written communication
Concise and effective written communication (e.g. briefings / written exams)
Effective oral communication (e.g. lecture question and answer)
Ability to formulate a research question, then develop and present an original & coherent answer
Ability to produce work to agreed specifications and deadlines.

The unit begins with stationary univariate models by explaining the theory of difference equations, demonstrating that they are the foundation of all time-series models. The stationary univariate analysis emphasises the ARMA models and Box-Jenkins methodology. The unit focuses on univariate and multivariate models with and without the stationary assumption. Many recent developments in time series analysis including ARIMA models, unit root tests, cointegration/error-correction models, vector autoregressions and TAR, M-TAR models are considered. In addition modern panel data models will also be covered. There will be numerous examples to illustrate the various techniques, many of which concern models of macroeconomics, finance, international trade and agricultural economics.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ES50051 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Economics

ES50051 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Economics

ES50051 is Optional (DEU) on the following programmes:

Department of Social & Policy Sciences
  • THXX-AFM46 : MRes Global Political Economy: Transformations & Policy Analysis
  • THXX-AFM47 : MRes Global Political Economy: Transformations & Policy Analysis

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.