ECON615-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Econometrics II-600

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


This course teaches advanced skills in practical econometrics. Coverage will include the following topics: OLS, FGLS, robust standard errors, panel data, Stata programming, Monte Carlo experiments, time series, nonstationarity, and error correction models. While the course will present some theory, the emphasis in this class is on doing. A distinctive feature is that we will illustrate key concepts using computer simulations so that students can "see" the practical consequences of the issues they are studying. Students will develop their own Monte Carlo experiments to investigate econometric questions.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department.

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 248 Computer Lab 20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 13:00 Rehua 008 Computer Lab 20 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 19:00 - 20:00 Rehua 008 Computer Lab 13 Mar - 19 Mar
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 464 Computer Lab 24 Apr - 30 Apr

Course Coordinator

Bob Reed


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Weekly Assignments 15%
Final exam 35%
STATA Programming test 14 Mar 2022 5%
Term test 06 May 2022 30%
Project 03 Jun 2022 15%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,037.00

* 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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