Special Topics in Advanced Econometrics

Subject ECOM90006 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Seminars, or lectures and tutorials totalling three hours per week
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours per semester
Prerequisites: 316-654 Advanced Econometric Techniques or equivalent
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.

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Prof William Griffiths


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Subject Overview: Special topics may be offered from time to time which reflect the interests of permanent and/or visiting members of staff. The purpose of this course is to develop the research ability of students through intensive discussion.
Objectives: On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
  • Describe econometric modeling and testing, and current frontier developments in knowledge in a major subject area in econometrics.
  • Assess relevant applications of the econometric techniques.
  • Apply the econometric techniques to test theories or develop knowledge on relevant issues and problems in economics.
  • Critically evaluate the significance and research methodologies of contributions to the subject area.
  • One 2-hour paper (50%)
  • In addition, students will undertake class assignments that involve individual or group research projects and critical appraisal of current reported research (50%)
Prescribed Texts: You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Evaluation of ideas, views and evidence
  • Synthesis of ideas, views and evidence
  • Critical thinking
  • Application of theory to economic policy and business decision-making
  • Summarise and interpretation of information
  • Using and designing computer programs
  • Statistical reasoning
  • Problem solving skills
  • Written communication
Related Course(s): Master of Commerce - Economics

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