Econometrics I (2022)

Course registration

Register for the lecture and tutorials via Zeus.

NOTE: As the course is full, we allow for a direct registration via ILIAS. We provide the course password in the first lecture on Thursday, April 14. Please register for the tutorials via Zeus anyway.


Introductory linear algebra, calculus, probability and statistics are treated as prerequisites.

Introductory Literature

James, Gareth, D. Witten, T. Hastie and R. Tibshirani (2013): An Introduction to Statistical Learning - with Applications in R, Springer

Stock, James H. and M. Watson (2015): Introduction to Econometrics, 3rd ed., Pearson

Wooldridge, Jeffrey M. (2015): Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach, 5th ed., South Western Cengage Learning

Literature for Working with R

Heiss, Florian (2016): Using R for Introductory Econometrics

Kleiber, C. & A. Zeleis, Applied Econometrics Using R, Springer ebook, downloadable from the library

Form of Assessment

The final grade is based on a Midterm Exam (20%) and a Final Exam (80%).

This rule applies only for the first try at the final. If a student fails the final ("Haupttermin"), then the second try (“Nachtermin”) counts 100%. If a student is sick during the first try (“Haupttermin”), then the “Nachtermin” counts as the first try and the 80/20 rule applies. Neither midterm nor final grades are transferred to/from other semesters.


The midterm exam will take place on Friday, 27 May 2022. Participation in the midterm is compulsory, no registration for the midterm is necessary. In case of illness, you have to inform informally via email before the midterm exam. If you are absent without valid reason, you obtain a 5.0 for the midterm. Written excuses from a physician have to be handed in at Prof. Pohlmeier’s secretary (Verena Kretz, F329) no later than Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 15:30.

Note that the use of the department’s official form is required:

If you are sick and have a doctoral excuse for the midterm, an oral exam (as a midterm retake) will be held. If you are ill with a doctor’s note during the midterm and the oral midterm retake dates, you cannot take the final exam this year and have to wait for the next year.

Lecture & Tutorial Dates


  Thursday 8:15- 9:45 R 513
  Friday 8:15- 9:45 A 701
Group A Thursday 15:15 - 16:45 R 512
Group B Friday 10:00 - 11:30 G 201

All material will be provided via ILIAS. Please register for the tutorials via Zeus.