Course Detail

Time-series Analysis for Forecasting and Model Building (41910)

Course Description by Faculty

  • Russell, Jeffrey
  • Content
    Forecasting plays an important role in business planning and decision-making. This Ph.D.-level course discusses time series models that have been widely used in business and economic data analysis and forecasting. Both theory and methods of the models are discussed. Real examples are used throughout the course to illustrate applications.

    The topics covered include: (1) stationary and unit-root non-stationary processes; (2) linear dynamic models, including Autoregressive Moving Average models; (3) model building and data analysis; (4) prediction and forecasting evaluation; (5) asymptotic theory for estimation including unit-root theory; (6) models for time varying volatility; (7) models for time varying correlation including Dynamic Conditional Correlation and time varying factor models.; (9) state-space models and Kalman filter; and (10) models for high frequency data.
  • Prerequisites
    Business 41901 or instructor consent. BUSN 41910=STAT 33500
  • Materials
    Software: Eviews will be introduced to perform data analysis, but students can use other software.
  • Grades
    Homework assignments (15%), mid-term (35%), and final exam (50%). No provisional grades.
  • Syllabus
  • Winter 2024Section: 41910-50TH 1:30PM-4:30PMHarper Center3SW - Seminar RoomIn-Person Only
Description and/or course criteria last updated: November 5 2023