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EC5203   Econometric Methods and Applications

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Undergraduate Students: available with the permission of the Director of Teaching only to students in the second year of the Honours programme who have achieved at least 17.5 in EC4401.

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module will provide an advanced level training in aspects of econometric methods that is suitable for the basis for further work in econometrics and for understanding/being able to extract econometric techniques in published articles. The course will also give students the basis to support an empirical section in their MSc dissertation. Students are expected to have intermediate- level knowledge of matrix algebra, calculus and statistics. Before commencement of the module,supplementary lectures will be given on the relevant mathematical and statistical methods.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Undergraduate - Undergraduate students must be in the second year of an honours programme, have scored 17.5 or greater in EC4401

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 20 hours of lectures over 10 weeks, 1-hour tutorial (x 8 weeks), 2-hour computing labs (x 2 weeks) plus 1 office hour (x 12 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 32

Guided independent study hours: 168

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework (including class test 15%) = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr I Merkurieva
Module teaching staff: Dr Irina Merkurieva