Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. TEK190 overlaps following cours/es: NEK613, NEK615, NEKB23, NEKB26 and NEKG31. Optional for: I4. Course coordinator: Per Hjertstrand,, Department of Economics. Prerequisites: Basic statistics. Assessment: There is a written exam at the end of the course and computer exercises during the course. Credits from the computer exercises only count during the same term as the exercises were carried out. There may be other methods of examination. Further information: Corresponds to NEKB23. Home page:

The aim of the course is to introduce basic econometric theory and to provide the students with the ability to apply basic econometric methods.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

be able to independently:

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

be able to pursue further studies in the subject area and be able to seek and evaluate information with a high degree of independence. The student shall also develop the ability to independently write an empirically oriented paper.

The course treats problems in establishing and quantifying relations among economic variables as well as basic econometric method. The main focus is on the statistical regression analysis but the course also discusses more advanced methods in e.g. time series analysis. An important part of the course is the computer exercises where the methods are applied to problems of microeconomics, macroeconomics and financial economics. The computer exercises are carried out on a personal computer using an econometric software package.

Westerlund, Joakim (2005): Introduktion till ekonometri, Studentlitteratur
Supplementary material
Recommended literature: Gujarati, Damodar (2005): Essentials of Econometrics, third edition, McGraw-Hill