Bayesian Econometrics

Subject ECOM40002 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two 1.5-hour lectures per week (Semester 2)
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Admission into BH-COM or BH-ARTS (Economics) and

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:


Recommended Background Knowledge:

Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.

Non Allowed Subjects:

Students may not gain credit for both ECOM40002 Bayesian Econometrics and ECOM90010 Bayesian Econometrics.

Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

Basic tools and characteristics of Bayesian inference and the application of Bayesian inference to a number of econometric models are considered. The tools and characteristics will include joint, conditional and marginal probability distributions, prior, posterior and predictive distributions, Bayes theorem, representing uncertain information, and the estimation of moments and other integrals via Markov chain Monte Carlo techniques. The econometric models will include the traditional regression model, the seemingly unrelated regressions model, probit and tobit models and some time-series models.


Information not available.


A 2-hour end-of-semester examination (60%) and class assignments up to 4000 words in total (40%).

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:
  • High level of development: evaluation of data and other information; synthesis of data and other information; critical thinking; interpretation and analysis; use of computer software; statistical reasoning; problem solving; collaborative learning; written communication; oral communication.

  • Moderate level of development: receptiveness to alternative ideas; application of theory to practice.

  • Some level of development: accessing data and other information from a range of sources.

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