Advanced Analysis for Research (BUSS7904)


This unit aims to provide students with an introduction to the types of advanced quantitative analysis techniques that they may be required to know, discuss or conduct, both during their PhD and in their future working lives. The unit aims to provide such advanced training with a focus on some special topics in econometric and statistical analysis. The skills taught in this unit are considered important for PhD candidates who have a large data analytic component to their thesis, for understanding and use both during and after their candidature. Topics include: Review of basic quantitative methods; Estimation; Categorical data analysis; Time series methods; Volatility modelling / VaR; Principle components / Factor analysis.

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24 lectures for this unit


data analysis problem I (35%), data analysis problem II (35%), data analysis problem III (30%)

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For MPhil and PhD students only.

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