ECON 255
Econometrics Fall 2018 Division II; Quantative/Formal Reasoning; Also offered Spring 2019

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An introduction to the theory and practice of applied quantitative economic analysis. This course familiarizes students with the strengths and weaknesses of the basic empirical methods used by economists to evaluate economic theory against economic data. Emphasizes both the statistical foundations of regression techniques and the practical application of those techniques in empirical research. Computer exercises will provide experience in using the empirical methods, but no previous computer experience is expected. Highly recommended for students considering graduate training in economics or public policy.
The Class: Type: lecture
Limit: 30
Expected: 30
Class#: 1182
Requirements/Evaluation: problem sets, two midterms, group presentations, and possible additional assignments Swamy: problem sets, one midterm, final exam and a group project Gentry: problem sets, one midterm, final exam, a group project, and possible additional assignments
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: MATH 130, plus STAT 161, 201 or 202 (or equivalent), plus one course in ECON. STAT 101 will also serve as a prerequisite, but only if taken prior to the fall of 2018.
Department Notes: students may substitute the combination of STAT 201 and 346 for ECON 255
Distributions: Division II; Quantative/Formal Reasoning;
Attributes: EVST Methods Courses; PHLH Statistics Courses; POEC Required Courses;

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