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NQF credits: 30

Fifth year status‚ first semester‚ two double lectures and one double tut per week.

Course co–ordinator: A Professor I Woolard

Entrance requirements: ECO4016F or equivalent or at the discretion of the Head of Department.

Course outline: This course is intended to equip students with practical econometric skills at an advanced level. The skills you will develop in this course are vital in empirical work involving econometrics‚ and will constitute an essential ingredient in most jobs in the field of economics‚ whether in the public‚ private or academic sector. More immediately‚ econometrics may prove very useful for your research paper. The course assumes that you have done a basic econometrics course equivalent to that taught in the UCT Honours year‚ i.e. we assume familiarity with the material covered in Gujarati “Basic Econometrics”. The purpose of this course is both to deepen and extend your understanding. We will introduce a number of new estimation techniques. Throughout we will try to balance the theory with practical applications.

DP requirements: None.

Assessment: Assignments‚ tests and examination count for 100%.    

Last updated : 18 Jun 2014

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