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MFE Financial Econometrics II: Week 1

Teaching material from Week 1.

Financial Econometrics II: Week 1


Univariate Time Series Analysis
Univariate Time Series Analysis (Print Optimized)
In-person Slides (pdf)
In-person Slides (web)
In-person Slides (Jupyter Notebook)

Data Files

Time Series Data (pandas HDF) used in the IPython notebook-based slides.

Executing code in jupyter slides

See the instructions for installing the mfe package to install some function used in the slides.


Due Friday 5th Week Hilary

Computational Assignment III
Demo Autograder (Jupyter Notebook)
Demo Autograder (Python)
Solutions Template

Weekly Assignment

Week 1 Assignment


Week 1 Assignment Solution

Practice Quiz

Oxford MFE Students only (Canvas)

Week 1 Quiz

Pre-lecture content


The readings listed correspond to the pre-recorded content. You should either watch the pre-recorded content or read the notes prior to the Week 1 lecture.

Sections 4.1-4.4 (ex 4.4.1), 4.6, and 4.7 from the Time Series Notes


Oxford MFE Students only (Canvas)

  1. Introduction to Time Series Analysis
  2. Stochastic Processes
  3. Autocovariance
  4. Stationarity
  5. Ergodicity
  6. White Noise
  7. Linear Time Series Processes
  8. Autoregressive-Moving Average Processes
  9. Conditional Moments
  10. Stationarity of AR Processes
  11. Moments of an AR(1) Process
  12. Autocorrelations Structure of ARMA Processes
  13. Autocorrelation Structure of ARMA Processes
  14. Estimating Autocorrelations and Partial Autocorrelations
  15. Testing Autocorrelations and Partial Autocorrelations
  16. Parameter Estimation
  17. Model Building
  18. Model Diagnostics