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Title ECONOMETRICS 2
Code ECON213
Coordinator

 
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

ECON123 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS; ECON121 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS; ECON212 ECONOMETRICS 1 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   12

      12

24

48
Timetable (if known)   60 mins X 1 totaling 12
 
      60 mins X 1 totaling 12
 
 
Private Study 102
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 2: Timed Online MCQ Test Duration: maximum 1.5 hours Weighting: 10% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard Anonymous Assessment: Yes Assessm  maximum time of 1.5     10       
Assessment 3: Unseen Examination Duration: 72 hours Weighting: 50% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard Anonymous Assessment: Yes Final Assessment: Yes  72 hours    50       
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 1: Group coursework project Size: 2500 words Weighting: 40% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard Anonymous Assessment: Yes Assessment Notes:   -2500 words    40       

Aims

The aims of this module are to build on ECON212 by extending the treatment of regression to the multiple regression model and to develop practical research skills which would be expected from a graduate in Economics either as a foundation for postgraduate study or for work as a professional economist recruited at graduate level.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will be able to explain the assumptions required for OLS multiple regression to be Best Linear Unbiased

(LO2) Students will be able to explain the problem of multicollinearity, how it is detected and how it can be resolved

(LO3) Students will be able to conduct single and joint hypothesis tests

(LO4) Students will be able to test restrictions on coefficients

(LO5) Students will be able to construct and interpret confidence intervals around estimates and forecasts

(LO6) Students will be able to propose and implement model building strategies and criteria for evaluating model adequacy

(LO7) Students will be able to explain, use and interpret dummy variables

(LO8) Students will be able to explain and implement the generalised method of moments using instrumental variables

(LO9) Students will be able to conduct independent econometric research and present the results in a professional manner

(LO10) Students will be able to develop a knowledge of the appropriate quantitative tools used inaddressing real world economic issues.

(S1) Problem solving skills

(S2) Numeracy

(S3) Teamwork

(S4) Organisational skills

(S5) Communication skills

(S6) IT skills

(S7) Lifelong learning skills


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Delivery: Mixed, hybrid delivery with social distancing on campus

Teaching Method: Online Asynchronous Learning Materials
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 24
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method: Seminar
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method: Group Study
Description: Weekly 1 hour session to foster student community and engagement by working with others on their ‘active learning’ activities

Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: No

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 102
Description: These independent learning hours are aimed at supporting the directed student learning. The module leader will provide guidance in the form of suggested readings and topics to examine with the expectation that students are well prepared to understand the content of lectures. Self-Directed Learning will include research activity, developing ac ademic writing skills, and wider reading to support the module

Costs Information:
There are no additional costs associated with this module

There are the following non-modular requirements:
ECON121, ECON123, ECON212 or equivalent

This module is a pre-requisite for the following modules:
ECON312

Skills/Other Attributes Mapping

Skills / attributes: Lifelong learning skills
How this is developed: the group coursework project develops general research skills. Econometrics itself enables one to conduct empirical investigations, which can be part of Life Long Learning
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework

Skills / attributes: IT skills
How this is developed: the group coursework project will develop IT skills
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework and MCQ Test

Skills / attributes: Communication skills
How this is developed:
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework and Examinatio n

Skills / attributes: Organisational skills
How this is developed: during the group coursework project, and throughout the independent study hours in order to balance effort across the coursework project and final exam
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework and Examination

Skills / attributes: Teamwork
How this is developed: during the group coursework project
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework

Skills / attributes: Numeracy
How this is developed:
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework, MCQ Test and Examination

Skills / attributes: Problem solving skills
How this is developed
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework, MCQ Test, and Examination


Syllabus

 

Multiple Regression
OLS assumptions and properties of OLS estimators
Multicollinearity: problems, detection and solutions
Distribution of OLS estimators and construction of confidence intervals
Tests of single and joint hypotheses
Testing restrictions on coefficients and incorporating non-sample information into estimation
Use and interpretation of dummy variables
Model building strategies and model selection criteria
Generalised Least Squares and instrumental variable estimation
Reporting the results of econometric research


Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.