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18 NQF credits at HEQSF level 7

Course entry requirements: ECO2003F and ECO2004S

Course outline:

The emphasis in this course is to introduce students to new tools and techniques for quantitative analysis in the social and sciences. In this respect, it is aimed at students wishing to pursue postgraduate studies in economics. The course covers two inter-related modules, and while the sequence may vary from year to year, the broad areas of study include the following: Module one: focuses on formal tools for economists including multivariate calculus, linear algebra, comparative statics, and constrained and unconstrained Module two: provides a broad introduction to cross-sectional and time series econometric techniques, cross-sectional and time series econometric techniques. During this course, students will be introduced to the Stata econometrics package.

Lecture times: 09h00 – 10h00 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

DP requirements: None

Assessment: Exam: 40%; Coursework: 60%. In some years a bonus 5% may be achievable for a Stata Assignment. The course outline will detail the breakdown for submission weighting and variation for exemptions and absences.

Last updated : 19 Apr 2018

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