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ETW2410 - Introductory econometrics

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Santha Vaithilingam


Malaysia Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit introduces students to the empirical analysis of relationships between economic variables. The approach is based on linear regression theory, and emphasises 'hands on' data analysis. Topics studied will include properties of least squares estimators, hypothesis testing, the choice of appropriate functional form, the use of dummy variables, issues around modelling survey data and the problems of serial correlation, heteroscedasticity and multicollinearity.


The learning objectives of this unit are to:


Written (2 assignments - computing and report): 40%
Examination (2 hours): 60%


ETW1010 or ETW2111