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EC3529: ECONOMETRICS (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

The course aims to provide students the basics of econometric theory and teach them a range of different estimation techniques that can be applied in practice when working with data. The first part of the course will focus mainly on teaching a working knowledge of basic methods and principles of econometric theory, while the second part will focus more on a sequence of specific problems involving the specification, estimation and interpretation of econometric models. Students participating in the course will have the opportunity to solve theory exercises and to estimate econometric models in a computer lab using actual data.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Alexandros Zangelidis

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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Course Description

Econometrics is concerned with testing the compatibility of economic theories with events in the real world. Its development has influenced recent changes that have taken place in Economics to such an extent that some knowledge of Econometrics is essential if much of the modern literature is to be understood. Economic theories are seen as hypotheses about the nature of the world, and are expressed as an equation or a system of equations. These equations are then estimated using one or more of the methods of Econometrics. The acceptability or otherwise of the theory can then be decided upon, or the theory itself may be modified and retested. Econometrics is essentially the application of scientific empirical methods to Economics.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 29, 31 - 32
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 25 - 35
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 27 - 34

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt:

Multiple choice quiz 1 (15%)

Multiple choice quiz 2 (15%)

2-hour examination (70%)


Resit: 1 three-hour examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

This will take place via tutorial discussions, via the computer workshops and via the (computer aided) assessments.


Feedback is given in the computer aided assessment on a question-by-question basis, giving students guidance on how to approach the question successfully.

On a less formal basis, via verbal feedback during tutorial discussions and computer workshops.

Course Learning Outcomes


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