Course Description

This course emphasizes business applications of econometric and statistical techniques and covers cutting-edge developments in economic methodologies and quantitative analysis. It provides participants with the quantitative skills and expertise required to carry out regression analysis, forecasting and financial market analysis. Participants acquire the skills to take responsibility for designing and implementing applied econometric projects as well as the ability to communicate the results to wider audiences. These skills are extremely attractive to the business and finance community.

Expected Learning Outcomes

  1. The course will give participants the experience of using econometric methods in making critical business decisions.
  2. By the end of the course participants should be able to use regression models in many different applications, and to critically examine reported regression results in empirical research in economics and other business studies.
  3. Participants will be able to identify and deal with a number of econometric problems in the analysis of time series and cross-section data, and will have experience of a range of basic econometric methods.