Lectures are delivered via recordings. Each week’s lecture will be recorded in two to three parts
and will be made available on iLearn for study by the end of the preceding week. There is one 1
hour tutorial class per week in Weeks 2 to 13 that students have to attend. Students must enrol
in a tutorial class that they are able to attend each week. Changes of tutorial class may only be
effected using the online enrolment system and may only be made during the first two weeks of
The timetable for classes can be found on the University website at: timetables.mq.edu.au
Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials
Woodridge, Jeffrey M., Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach, 7th edition, or
Hill, R. Carter, William E. Griffiths, and Guay C. Lim, Principles of Econometrics, 5th edition
Material such as lecture slides, examples, etc will be made available on the unit web site as the unit progresses.
Technologies used and required
(1) Students will require a non-programmable calculator for tutorials, tests and the final
Students will also require access to a computer, on which the following are installed or
(2) Gretl: It is free, open-source software. Visit the Gretl website: http://gretl.sourceforge.net/,
and choose the operating system of your computer from the menu on the left-hand side.
Download and install the program onto the computer. Download also the manual and all the data
(3) An internet browser, such as Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer, to access iLearn.
(4) Adobe Acrobat Reader: to read course material downloaded from iLearn. This program
can be downloaded from http://www.adobe.com/downloads/.
Learning and Teaching Activities
ECON2032 is taught via lectures, set readings, and tutorial exercises. Students are expected to
study lecture recordings and slides, read the texts, attend tutorial classes, submit tutorial
exercises and assignments, and participate in class discussions. It is expected that students will
spend an average of 10 hours per week working on this unit.
Useful information and some course material will be made available on the learning management
system (iLearn): ilearn.mq.edu.au. Visit the homepage regularly for new information, course
material and announcements.