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Course Details in 2020/21 Session

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Module Title LM Econometrics
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 08 28046
Module Lead Nick Horsewood
Level Masters Level
Credits 30
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
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. In the first semester there will be 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.
In the second semester, the module will provide an in-depth examination of the applied econometrics literature, focusing on the recent developments. The lectures will include examples of econometric modelling using non-stationary data, panel estimation and generalised linear models for binary and categorised dependent variables. Statistical inference and diagnostic testing will be highlighted.
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 28046-01 : 3 Hour Written Examination : Exam (School Arranged) - Written Unseen (50%)
28046-02 : Comuter Based Project - 2000 word report : Coursework (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: 3 hour written examination (50%); Computer based project – 2,000 word report (50%)
Reassessment: 3 hour written examination (100%)
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