Course syllabus EKM2A - Econometrics II (FBE - WS 2017/2018)

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Course code: EKM2A
Course title in language of instruction: Econometrics II
Course title in Czech: Econometrics II
Course title in English: Econometrics II
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: English
Level of course: master continuing
Semester: WS 2017/2018
Name of lecturer: doc. Ing. Václav Adamec, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: Final Bachelor Exam
Aims of the course:
Students shall receive knowledge and practical experience with construction of advanced linear and nonlinear econometric models, especially multivariate, OLS and GLS estimation, classical assumptions and problems associated with violations of these assumptions. Students will learn to perform comprehensive and advanced econometric analysis on real cross-sectional and time-series data, including Box-Jenkins methods. Students can identify and handle departures from standard conditions. Students develop skills to apply advanced econometric methods with statistical software.
Course contents:
1.Multiple linear regression model (allowance 6/6)
a.Introduction to Econometry
b.Ordinary Least Squares and Generalized Least Squares
c.Applications of regression analysis, ways to construct econometric model
d.Multiple classical regression model
e.Hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, forecasting
f.Advanced models of ANCOVA

2.Violations of classical assumptions (allowance 8/6)
a.Multiple model construction, methods and criteria, model overfitting, underfitting
b.Serial correlation, causes, consequences, methods of detection, remedy
c.Heteroskedasticity, causes, consequences, methods of detection, remedy
d.Multicollinearity, causes, consequences, methods of detection, remedy

3.Advanced time-series modelling (allowance 6/8)
a.Stochastic time series modelling
b.Box-Jenkins approach, stationary and integrated processes
c.Models of structural change, QLR test, Chow test
d.Regression models of time series

4.Analysis of multivariate time series (allowance 2/3)
a.Vector autoregressive models (VAR), specification, lag determination
b.Estimation, verification, Granger causality tests
c.Vector moving averages models (VMA)
d.Vector autoregressive moving averages models (VARMA)

5.Nonlinear regression (allowance 2/3)
a.Motivation, applications in Econometry
b.Nonlinear Least Squares
c.Estimation techniques (Gauss-Newton, Marquardt), applications
d.Analysis of binary response, binary logit and probit models

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to comment on performance of others and to self-reflect
-ability to solve problems
-communication in second language
-science and research skills
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Students are able to apply the theory of multiple linear regression model to real data.
-Students are able to apply the VAR model and interpret the results.
-Students are able to create models of univariate time series using Box-Jenkins methodology.
-Students are able to detect and solve problems arising in the construction of multiple linear regression model.
-Students are able to work with non-linear models.
-Students are familiar with and able to apply advanced econometric models and methods.

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice28 h
     consultation0 h
     preparation for exam30 h
     preparation for regular assessment5 h
     preparation for regular testing19 h
     writing of seminar paper30 h
Total140 h
Assessment methods:
Full credit requires 100 % attendance in labs and turned-in semestral project(graded pass/fail) aimed at applied regression analysis. The project includes defining and analysing econometric model on multivariate data, diagnostics and interpretations. Midterm written test (60 minutes) is held to verify student performance (score above 50% is required). The final exam (75 minutes) tests knowledge of the theory and verifies ability to solve real-world problems. At least 55% score is required to pass the final exam.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQGUJARATI, D N. -- PORTER, D C.Basic econometricsBostonMcGraw-Hill Irwin978-007-127625-2
RQGREENE, W H.Econometric analysisBoston [u.a.]Pearson2012978-0-273-75356-8
RQWOOLDRIDGE, J M.Introductory econometrics: a modern approachMason, OhioSouth-Western2008978-0-324-66054-8
REKMENTA, J.Elements of econometricsAnn ArborUniversity of Michigan Press20110-472-10886-7
RESTOCK, J H. -- WATSON, M W.Introduction to econometricsBoston, Mass. [u.a.]Pearson2012978-1-4082-6433-1
REHILL, C R. -- GRIFFITHS, W E. -- JUDGE, G G.Undergraduate econometricsNew YorkJohn Wiley & Sons20010-471-33184-8
REIntroductory statistics for business and economicsNew YorkWiley0-471-51732-1


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