ECON4401 Applied Econometrics and Research Methods

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Economics [Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)]
This unit deals with applied econometric issues, essential econometric and research skills, modelling skills and related practical research methods in preparation for honours dissertations.
Students are able to (1) conduct empirical analysis of economic and financial data; (2) construct and estimate applied economic models; (3) perform statistics tests to verify modelling results; (4) interpret regression outcomes; (5) make statistical inferences; and (6) adopt the skills learned in this unit for honours research.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) examination and (2) project. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Yanrui Wu
Unit rules
Enrolment in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BH002)
completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005)
enrolment in the Master of Economics (42620).
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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