Units of Study

ECMT1020 - Business and Economic Statistics B

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Nektarios Aslanidis
Phone: +61 2 9351 6754
Email: nektarios.aslanidis@sydney.edu.au

Description

This focus of this unit is to develop a student's understanding of regression analysis. The unit covers how linear regression models can be used to estimate relationships, to forecast, and to test hypotheses that arise in economics and business. Guidelines for using econometric techniques effectively are discussed and students are introduced to the process of model building. To develop a student's understanding of regression, economic applications are emphasised. This unit also makes extensive use of econometric software.

Assessments

3x quizzes (25%), workshop questions/homework (10%), assignment (15%) and 1x2hr final exam (50%)

Classes

2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x2-hr workshop/week

Prerequisites

ECMT1010 or ECOF1010 or BUSS1020 or MATH1905 or MATH1005 or MATH1015

Prohibitions

ECMT1001, ECMT1002, ECMT1003, ECMT1021, ECMT1022, ECMT1023

Additional Information

Other than in exceptional circumstances, it is strongly recommended that students do not undertake Business and Economic Statistics B before attempting Business and Economic Statistics A.

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