ECON214-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Data Analytics for Business Economics

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024

Description

This course teaches basic skills in econometrics, which is the statistical analysis of economic data. You will learn how to (i) develop a regression model, (ii) estimate it, and (iii) interpret it. General topics that we will cover include OLS regression, prediction, dummy variables, model specification, model selection, robust standard errors, time series forecasting, endogeneity, and qualitative choice models (logit and probit). Two thirds of the course utilizes the statistical software package Eviews and emphasizes application. The remainder teaches EXCEL skills.

Prerequisites

(1) ECON104 or ECON105; and (2) 15 points from STAT

Restrictions

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 A5 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 A6 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 26 May
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 A6 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 16:00 - 18:00 Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab
11 Mar - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Computer Lab B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 16:00 - 18:00 Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 19:00 - 21:00 Jack Erskine 001 Computer Lab
25 Mar - 31 Mar
02 Thursday 19:00 - 21:00 Jack Erskine 010 Computer Lab
25 Mar - 31 Mar
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 19:00 - 21:00 Jack Erskine 001 Computer Lab
27 May - 2 Jun
02 Thursday 19:00 - 21:00 Jack Erskine 010 Computer Lab
27 May - 2 Jun

Course Coordinator

Bob Reed

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Weekly Empirical Assignments 5% Due every Thursday
Case Studies 20% Due every Friday
Final Exam 20%
First Term Test 27 Mar 2024 25%
Second Term Test 29 May 2024 30%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $893.00

International fee $4,200.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Department of Economics and Finance .

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  • ECON214-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024