Applied Econometric Modelling 1 (AGEC2105)


Applied Econometric Modelling is designed to provide students with a sound understanding of the application of applied econometric methods to the agricultural and resource sectors. Topics covered will include: single and multiple regression, forecasting, dummy variables, violations of OLS assumptions, dynamics, binary choice models, and an introduction to cointegration. Emphasis will be placed on developing the ability to estimate and interpret economic relationships. The computing side of the unit involves the use of the statistical package EVIEWS. This unit of study is designed to develop student understanding and capability in applied regression analysis. It is a core unit for students in BAgrEc and BResEc, students and a non core unit for BScAgr students. Students will become familiar with exploring data sets and estimating, interpreting, and assessing regressions that represent economic relationships. At the end of this unit, students will be able to understand the major concepts and principles of applied regression analysis, estimate simple regressions in EVIEWS and interpret the output, and be able to read, understand, and possibly replicate recent literature in agricultural and resource economics journals that apply econometric methods. The students will gain research and computing skills.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week commencing week 2


1x1hr exam (25%), 1xassignment (15%) and 1x2hr exam (60%)


D.N. Gujarati & D.C. Porter, Basic Econometrics, 5th Ed. (McGraw-Hill Irwin), New York.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(ECMT1010 or MATH1905 or MATH1005 or MATH1015) and ECMT1020


AGEC2005, ECMT2110

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Find a non-award course for this unit of study

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.

Find a cross-institutional course for this unit of study