Courses Catalogue

Quantitative Methods

COURSE CODE: STA 7202
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Economic Planning and Policy, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Economics and Management
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Content and Outline

 

COURSE CONTENT

Statistical sections

  • Introductory econometrics, correlation analysis, simple linear regression model
  • The general classical linear regression model
  • Violation of the assumption of the general classical linear regression model
  • Further problems in multiple regressions
  • Formulation equation models
  • Econometric analysis of time series
  • Probability and sampling distribution
  • Basic statistical theory, statistical inference

 

Mathematical economics

·         Differential calculus

·         Integral calculus

·         Introductory matrix algebra

·         Elementary set theory

·         Static and comparative static analysis

·         Dynamic analysis using first and higher order difference and differential equations

·         Introduction to input –output analysis

·         Mathematical programming

·         Game theory

 

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Field trips
  • Documentaries

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes