Course code ECN202

ECN202 Introduction to Econometrics

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Course responsible: Frode Alfnes
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2006-2007
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The topic of the lectures in ECN202 is regression analysis using one or more explanatory variables, the construction of models and the testing of hypothesis. An introduction will be given in the use of Excel for econometric analysis. This topic is further treated in ECN201 (Econometrics), ECN301 (Econometric Methods)
Learning outcome:
ECN202 gives a practical introduction to econometrics with main emphasis on regression analysis. The goal is to teach students to use econometrics to analyse different types of data in Excel. The students learn to construct and estimate models and critically evaluate the results. The main emphasis is the application of econometrics and the interpretation of empirical results.
Learning activities:
Lectures and exercises.
Teaching support:
Students will have access to the teacher in his office 2 hours per week for questions. Course material will be posted on the course web site.
Textbook will be annonced at the start of the semester.
Basic knowledge in math, statistics and economics: MATH100, STAT100, ECN210.
Recommended prerequisites:
Courses in macroeconomics and applied economics.
Mandatory activity:
Compulsory assignments.
Written examination, 3.5 hours. The compulsory assignments must be passed before you can take the exam.
Nominal workload:
150 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
ECN201- 5 credits, STAT200 - 5 credits.
Type of course:
36 hours.
The course is graded by an internal examiner. External examiner will control the quality of syllabus, questions for the final examination, and principles for the assessment of the examination answers.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått