Summer Courses 2012





Econometrics

Term: 
Summer 2014
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
ECONOMICS (ECON)
Course Number: 
ECON 104 920
Schedule: 
Tuesday 1:15pm-5:05pm
Schedule: 
Thursday 1:15pm-5:05pm
Day(s): 
Tuesday
Day(s): 
Thursday
Instructor: 

ZHANG, WEILONG

Prerequisite(s): 
ECON 101, 103, MATH 104 and MATH 114 or MATH 115 or permission from instructor.
Primary Program: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Course Description: 

This course is designed to introduce students to econometric techniques and their applications in economic analysis and decision-making. The main objective of the course is to train the student in (i) handling economic data; (ii) quantitative analyses of economic models with probabilistic tools; (iii) econometric techniques, their application as well as their statistical and practical interpretation; (iv) implementing these techniques on a computer. Estimation and inference procedures are formally analyzed for simple econometric models and illustrated by empirical case studies using real-life data. The course covers linear regression models, simultaneous-equations models, discrete choice models and univariate time series models. Estimation and Inference is conducted using least squares and likelihood based techniques. Students are required to perform several econometric analyses of their own.

Syllabus: 

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