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ECON12-200: Linear Models and Applied Econometrics September 2018 [Standard]

General information

Econometrics is a sub-discipline of both statistics and economics and presents one interface between statistical theory and the real world. It provides the tools with which to test hypotheses and to generate forecasts of business activity. Topics include the classical regression model, remedial measures for violation of regression assumptions, binary choice models, panel data models, generalised linear models and their applications. The skills that students will develop in this subject are crucial in any applied work and will constitute an essential ingredient in most jobs in the field of business application, whether in the public or private sector.


Academic unit:Bond Business School
Subject code:ECON12-200
Subject title:Econometrics
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:September 2018
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

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Workload items:
  • Seminar: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Seminar 1
  • Computer Lab: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Laboratory
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 72) - Recommended study time & reviewing materials
Attendance and learning activities: Attendance at all class sessions is expected. Students are expected to notify the instructor of any absences with as much advance notice as possible.


Prescribed resources:
  • R. Carter Hill,William E. Griffiths,Guay C. Lim (2011). Principles of Econometrics. Wiley , 784.
  • William E. Griffiths,R. Carter Hill,Guay C. Lim (2008). Using EViews for Principles of Econometrics. Wiley , 384.
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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of linear regression, its maintained assumptions and their relevant statistical properties.
  2. Use simple/multiple regression models to interpret the underlying relationships between the variables and evaluate their statistical significance through hypothesis testing.
  3. Demonstrate how to determine, vis-a-vis diagnostic statistics, when the maintained assumptions of the linear regression model are violated and critically evaluate how to address the violations so that correct statistical inference can be drawn.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to solve business problems using econometrics packages.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to produce a written report that demonstrates higher order understanding of key concepts in applied econometrics.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Written Report Use econometrics software to solve prescribed problems and submit professional reports describing your solutions 20% Ongoing 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Computer-Aided Examination (Open) Comprehensive final examination in Computer Labs. Exam format is a combination of statistical and spreadsheet software applications (e.g., Eviews, Excel, R) and written answers. 50% Final Examination Period 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Computer-Aided Examination (Open) Mid-semester examination in computer Labs. Exam format is a combination of statistical and spreadsheet software applications (e.g., Eviews, Excel, R) and written answers. **This exam is held on Saturday of Week 7. 30% Week 7 (Mid-Semester Examination Period) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

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If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Additional subject information

As part of the requirements for Business School quality accreditation, the Bond Business School employs an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Subject curriculum

The relationship between two variables is established through both correlation and simple linear regression model. The use of the least squares approach to estimate the regression parameters is also introduced.

1, 2.

The properties of regression estimates are discussed. Hypothesis testing and confidence intervals are used as a tool to test the characteristics of population regression.

1, 2.

Goodness of fit is examined through Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The scaling of variables and their significance are discussed in the regression framework. The functional forms such as inverse, log-log and semi-log regressions are discussed. The practical significance of these non-linear-in-variable models is discussed in detail.

1, 2, 4.

An extension from simple regression is introduced through additional classical reversion assumption of multicollinearity. The interpretation of regression coefficients, hypothesis testing of single restriction, confidence intervals and ANOVA are examined in depth.

1, 2, 4.

Hypothesis testing of multiple hypotheses and overall significance of the multiple regression models using the F-test are the focus of this topic. Model specification issues such as (i) omitted variable Bias and (ii) irrelevant variables are explained in the context of regression properties. Polynomial misspecifications are evaluated through the RESET test.

1, 2, 3, 4.

Consequences of violating the assumptions of normality, heteroskedasticity, and multicollinearity are examined in detail. The procedures to detect these violations and their remedial measures to address these problems are also introduced

1, 2, 3, 4.

Consequences of regression assumptions of autocorrelation and non-stochastic regressors are considered in detail. The procedures to detect these violations and their remedial measures to eliminate the problem are also considered.

1, 2, 3, 4.

The qualitative independent variable models are estimated through (i) intercept dummy model, (ii) slope dummy model, (iii) intercept and slope dummy model, and (iv) interaction between dummies. An extension to multiple categories, seasonal effects and regime effects are estimated and tested in this topic.

1, 2, 3, 4.

This topic introduces approaches to modelling qualitative dependent variables including the linear probability model, the logistic regression model and the probit regression model.

1, 2, 3, 4.

This topic includes the concepts of exponential families, coefficients estimates and confidence intervals, model simplification and deviance and residual diagnostics.

1, 3, 4.
Approved on: Jul 4, 2018. Edition: 2.2
Last updated: Sep 21, 2018.