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Applied forecasting for business and economics (6 points)


Leader: Dr Catherine Forbes and Mr John Stapleton

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Reliable forecasts of business and economic variables must often be obtained against a backdrop of structural change in markets and the economy. This subject provides a practical introduction to methods suitable for forecasting in these circumstances including exponential smoothing and Box-Jenkins ARIMA modelling. It also provides an introduction to applied multiple regression analysis. Students can expect to enhance their computer skills with exercises using advanced features of Microsoft Excel.

Assessment: Written (2 assignments ): 40% + Examinations (2 hours): 60%

Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and one 2-hour tutorial per week

Prerequisites: ETC1010 or ETC2010 or ETC1031

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