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2015/16 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5134M Econometrics

15 creditsClass Size: 180

Module manager: Dr Peter Phelps
Email: P.Phelps@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2015/16

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

This module aims to provide students with a solid theoretical understanding of a range of standard econometric techniques. Besides the standard regression techniques, the course provides students with an appreciation and understanding of econometric issues that may pose difficulties in econometric analyses, as well as techniques to overcome these issues.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- critically assess econometric theory
- assess econometric issues and critically compare the techniques to overcome them

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
Transferable
- Apply insightful interpretation and evaluation skills
- Communicate in writing to an advanced academic level


Syllabus

Indicative content
This module covers the following topic areas:
(1) introduction to the classical linear regression model, including assumptions and properties of the Ordinary Least Squares estimator
(2) hypothesis testing
(3) structural change and dummy variable interaction models
(4) endogeneity and instrumental variable estimators
(5) heteroskedasticity
(6) time-series econometrics

This module develops through workshops students’ confidence in using the econometric and statistical package STATA.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Class tests, exams and assessment12.002.00
Lecture112.0022.00
Seminar101.0010.00
Private study hours116.00
Total Contact hours34.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Progress will be monitored by students’ contributions made to the seminars. The class test (week 6) will provide evidence of progress made and feedback to students will be provided after the test. There will be a review session in week 11, which will provide suggestions on how best to prepare for the final examination.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Assignment2,000 words30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)30.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)70.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 11/03/2015

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