ECON 255
Econometrics Spring 2020 (also offered Fall 2019)
Division II Quantative/Formal Reasoning

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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#: 3150
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: problem sets, two exams, group project, and possible additional assignments
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
Unit 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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