Fall 2022 - ECON 835 G100

Econometrics (4)

Class Number: 3645

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 3:30 PM – 6:20 PM
    WMC 3611, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 435 and ECON 798.



An introduction to econometric theory. Applications of econometric methods to both time series and cross-section data. Offered once a year.


Econ 835 serves as an introduction to graduate level econometrics. The aim of this course is to introduce students to fundamental econometric theory. Students are expected to become familiar with ordinary least squares estimation, finite and large sample properties of OLS estimator, hypothesis testing, maximum likelihood estimation, instrumental variables and generalized method of moments.

Students wishing to enroll in this course are expected to have basic knowledge of calculus, linear algebra and statistics. I will provide a basic review of linear algebra concepts that are going to be used in this course.


The Conditional Expectation Function (CEF)                                                           

Ordinary Least Squares (OLS)                                                                                   

Finite Sample Properties of OLS estimator                                                                

Large Sample Properties of OLS estimator                                                        

Assumption of normality, Central Limit Theorem and hypothesis testing              

Midterm Exam                                                                                                                   

Maximum Likelihood Estimation (MLE)                                                     


Instrumental Variables (IV) and Generalized methods of moments (GMM)          

Instrumental Variables (IV) and Generalized methods of moments (GMM)        

Panel data                                                                                                        



  • Problem sets 15%
  • lecture attendance and participation 5%
  • Midterm 35%
  • Final Exam 45%



We will use selected chapters from:

Econometrics. Princeton University Press. Author: Bruce E. Hansen

The book can be found online for free here:


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