Course code ECN301

ECN301 Econometric Methods

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Course responsible: Olvar Bergland
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: EN
(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 2007-2008
Preferential right:
Course contents:
This course focuses on modern econometric methods for the analysis of economic data - both cross-sectional and time-series data. The following topics are covered: estimation and testing of linear regression models with stochastic and possibly endogenous regressors, panel data models, systems of equations, models with limited dependent variables, models of sample selection and program evaluation, and time-series models for stationary or non-stationary processes, cointegration and error correction models.
Learning outcome:
The successful student should be able to conduct independent econometric analysis of economic data, and to critically evaluate econometric analysis with respect to choice of model, method and interpretation of results. The analysis should be performed using a computer and appropriate software. The econometric analysis should be in accordance with current standards for scientific documentation within economics.
Learning activities:
The course consists of lectures, computer laboratory time, independent exercises and self-study.
Teaching support:
Open office 2 hours/week.
J.M. Wooldridge (2014): 'Introduction to Econometrics, 1st edition. Selected chapters. Handouts. (This is may change).
An introductory course in econometrics (ECN201) (or regression analysis), statistics (STAT100), microeconomics (ECN210), and linear algebra at the level of ECN302.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Compulsory exercises and project work involving econometric analysis using computers. Compulsory exercises and project work is valid for 2 years.
Final examination, 3,5 hours (100%). 
Nominal workload:
150 hours
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse).
Reduction of credits:
This course replaces ECN300. A student can not be given credit for both ECN300 and ECN301.
Type of course:
Class lectures: 45 hours. Laboratory work: 25 hours.
An external examiner is used to evaluate course content, exam questions and grading guidelines.
Allowed examination aids: B2 Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått