ECON3371 Econometrics

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Economics; Professional Economics major sequences
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Management and Commerce
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
This unit focuses on the mathematical and statistical properties of linear regression models.
Students are able to (1) provide an introduction to econometric theory; (2) learn statistical tools needed to undertake and to critically evaluate applied economic research; and (3) develop computational skills to explore and analyse economic data.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments and (2) tests. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Leandro Maschietto Magnusson
Unit rules
ECON2271 Business Econometrics; for pre-2012 courses: ECON2271 Business Econometrics
ECON2272 Intermediate Mathematics for Economists (or equivalent matrix, algebra
Advisable prior study:
Highly recommended to take ECON3272 - Intermediate Mathematics for Economists,
ECON3372 - Advanced Mathematics for Economists, together with this unit.
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week

Magnus, Jan R. (2017), Introduction to the Theory of Econometrics, VU University Press.

Davidson, R & MacKinnon, J. (2004), Econometric Theory and Methods, Oxford University Press.

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