Econometrics aim to:
Initiate students on necessary knowledge and techniques which enable researchers of economic phenomena to quantify and estimate, using statistical methods, economic relations concerning the operation of economic units and/or markets.
Equip students with tools necessary for testing and evaluation of econometric models and making forecasts.
Introduce students to basic concepts of Time Series Analysis.
At the end of the semester student must be able to:
Specify and select an econometric model
Estimate a classical linear regression model
Test and evaluate an econometric regression model
Identify and confront problems arising from the failure of classical assumptions
Design, estimate and test Time Series Models and make Forecasts