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ZUG4035 - Practical Econometrics

15 credits

Honours degree – Module

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Business, Engineering and Technology


South Africa

  • Second Semester 2018


The module is designed to enhance the student’s econometrics experience by bridging the gap between the theory and practice of econometrics. The module begins with the basics of econometrics and progresses to advanced techniques including advanced econometrics models, categorical analysis, and panel data. These models are essential for macroeconometrics, microeonometrics, time series analysis, and business modelling research and practice.


  1. Apply econometric techniques to theoretical and real world issues.
  2. Derive policy and informed business decisions implied from estimations.
  3. Conduct an empirical research project.
  4. Interpret and effectively communicate findings.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this module is 150 hours, typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The module requires on average three to four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.


ETW2410 (Introductory Econometrics) or Equivalent (or a suitable bridging programme)