In this course, students will learn standard time series analysis topics such as modeling time series using regression analysis, univariate ARMA/ARIMA modelling, (G)ARCH modeling, Vector Autoregressive (VAR) model along with forecasting, model identification and diagnostics. Students will be given fundamental grounding in the use of such widely used tools in modeling time series.
Throughout this course, students will be exposed to not only fundamental concepts of time series analysis but also many data examples using the R statistical software. Thus by the end of this course, students will also be familiar with the implementation of time series models using the R statistical software along with interpretation for the results derived from such implementations.
This class is more about the opportunity for individual discovery than it is about mastering a fixed set of techniques.