Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor George Athanasopoulos


Econometrics is a set of research tools employed not only in economics but also in business disciplines. This unit covers the basic tools for estimation in the context of simple and multiple linear regression, the sampling properties of the least squares estimator, statistical inference and hypothesis testing. It also covers regression with dummy variables, model specification issues and estimation problems when least squares assumptions are violated. EViews is used as the software package.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. apply econometric tools to modelling, estimation, inference, and forecasting in the context of real world economic and business problems
  2. formulate and test hypotheses about the relationships between variables
  3. understand the nature and consequences of violation of the classical assumptions and know how to test for violations
  4. apply the skills and knowledge from the unit to real situations in business and economics
  5. demonstrate the ability to generate and analyse EViews computer output for business and economic applications.


Within semester assessment: 35%
Examination (2 hours): 65%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor George Athanasopoulos

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must have completed ETX1100 or equivalent before undertaking this unit


ETC2410, ETC3440, ECC2410