ECON 301 (01) - Introduction to Econometrics

Brief Outline


Two variable regression model: a brief review, multiple regression model, estimation and inference, specification analysis and model evaluation, non-nested tests and encompassing forecasting, multicollinearity, nature and consequences of multicollinearity, detection of multicollinearity and estimation, dummy independent variables, testing for structural change recursive least squares and recursive stability tests, seasonality, panel data, heteroscedasticity nature and consequences of heteroscedasticity, testing for heteroscedasticity, estimation in heteroscedastic models.



  • Course Schedule:


Monday 15:40-17:30           FZ16

Friday    12:40-14:30            FZ16


  • Office Hours:


To be announced


  • Textbook:


Ramanathan, R., Introductory Econometrics


  • Recommended Books: 


Maddala, G.S., Introduction to Econometrics

Gujarati, D., Basic Econometrics

Johnston, J. and J. DiNardo, Econometric Methods

Thomas, R.L., Modern Econometrics



  • Assessment:


The course is assessed by two midterm exams, Empirical Project, assignments and a final examination.



·         Course Outline


Two Variable Regression Model: A Brief Review 

II. Multiple Regression Model

1. Estimation and Inference

2. Specification Analysis and Model Evaluation

3. Non-Nested Tests and Encompassing

4. Forecasting 


III. Multicollinearity

1. Nature and Consequences of Multicollinearity

2. Detection of Multicollinearity and Estimation

IV. Dummy Independent Variables

1. Testing for Structural Change

2. Recursive Least Squares and Recursive Stability Tests

2. Seasonality

3. Panel Data