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ETC5410 - Special topics in econometrics

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader(s): Associate Professor Gael Martin


Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)


This unit covers methodological developments at the forefront of econometric research. Topics may include Bayesian econometrics, simulation techniques, latent variable models, non-Gaussian time series models, distribution theory, non-parametric inference and panel data models.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • examine methodological developments at the forefront of econometric research
  • explain the importance of probabilistic and statistical techniques in econometric research.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Contact hours

Two 1.5-hour lectures per week


Students must have passed one of the following before undertaking this unit: ETC4400, ETC4410, ETC4420, or permission.

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