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Course Details in 2021/22 Session

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Module Title LM Econometrics
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 33936
Module Lead Nick Horsewood
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-40 hours
Seminar-8 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-8 hours
Guided independent study-144 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module will provide students with an understanding of modern advanced econometric procedures, with emphasis placed on interpreting econometric results and critically evaluating the techniques employed. It will start with a technical review of the classical linear model, examining the implications when the key assumptions are violated. This will be followed by a general survey of the main techniques in the applied literature. Both computer and econometric classes will support the lectures, providing examples of specific practical problems.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and advanced understanding of traditional econometrics;
  • Identify and critically appraise recent developments in advanced econometrics techniques and their application;
  • Synthesise econometric studies in the empirical literature and critically analyse the results and the approaches adopted.
Assessment 33936-01 : MCQ test : Exam (School Arranged) - MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) (25%)
33936-02 : Computer project : Coursework (25%)
33936-03 : 2 hour Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:
3 hour unseen examination (80%);
1.5 hour mid-term exam (20%) (including 30 minutes reading time).

3 hour unseen examination
Reading List