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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Professor Mervyn Silvapulle


The topics covered in this unit would be

  1. invaluable for any student intending to work in applied econometrics, and
  2. essential to understand journal articles in econometrics. This unit introduces some of the essentials to develop a working knowledge of econometrics for large samples. The topics covered include, weak law of large numbers, multivariate central limit theorem, large sample properties of the least squares estimator in the linear model, large sample properties of maximum likelihood estimators, and applications of these to some econometric models used in applied econometric research.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. define different models used in econometrics and statistics
  2. compare different methods of estimating and testing econometric models
  3. recommend suitable methods of inference
  4. evaluate different methods of inference for econometric models
  5. summarise the advantages and disadvantages of various methods of inference.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Mervyn Silvapulle

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must be enrolled in course codes 3816 or 3822 or 3194 or 4412. It is recommended that students should have a high level of familiarity with the topics covered in ETF2100 and ETF2700.