ECONS528-19A (HAM)

Econometric Topics: Macroeconomics and Finance

15 Points

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School of Accounting, Finance and Economics

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Paper Description

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This module provides students with theoretical and practical skills in econometrics that should enable them to carry out a wide range of applied analyses involving finance and economics. The focus of this paper is on the use of time-series data. The topics covered include unit root and co-integration testing, ARIMA modelling, GARCH modelling, regime-switching models, principal components analysis, nonlinearities and asymmetries and panel time-series econometrics.
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Paper Structure

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The course is taught as a combination of workshops and computer labs. Course materials relating to the computer software and lecture-type notes will be available via Moodle.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • An understanding of econometric theories related time series
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  • An understanding of how these theories may be put to use for empirical investigation that requires a time series analysis
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  • An understanding of how the basic results may be interpreted and various diagnostics tests should be carried out
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  • A practical experience of applying various econometric procedures and interpreting their corresponding results by reading several classic journal articles in time series analysis
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  • The ability to critically appraise the relative merits of alternative econometric approaches
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  • An understanding of current developments in panel time series analysis
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Assessment

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Assignments will be submitted online.
Oral presentation will be made during the class time and a report submitted online.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment I
12 Apr 2019
5:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment II
31 May 2019
5:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Oral presentation (31 May) and Write-up (6 June)
30 May 2019
1:00 PM
20
  • Other: 31 May : Oral Presentations in Lecture
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Final Test
50
  • Other: Test time and date to be advised.
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Readings for this course will be presented by topic and guidance given on required versus other resources.

Lecture notes by topic will be uploaded on Moodle.

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Recommended Readings

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For those that require a refresher on time series econometrics see:

Verbeek, M. (2008), A Guide to Modern Econometrics, 4th edition, Wiley.

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Other Resources

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Introductory and Background Reading

Brooks, C. (2008), Introductory Econometrics for Finance, Second Edition, Cambridge.

Koop, G. (2009): Analysis of Economic Data, Third Edition, Wiley.

Stock, J. and M. Watson (2007), An Introduction to Econometrics, Addison-Wesley.

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Online Support

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Via Moodle
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Workload

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You might expect to spend around 150 hours in total during the semester.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: One of ECONS303, ECON304, ECON404, ECON543, ECONS543 or equivalent

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ECON504 and ECON528

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