Statistics for Economists

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Course Number: 
ECON 103 910
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CHANG, MINSU

Prerequisites: 
MATH 104 and MATH 114 or MATH 115 and ECON 001 and ECON 002 or ECON 010
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Course Note: 
Intended primarily for economics majors. ECON 103 cannot be taken by any student who has already completed Statistics at least at the level of STAT 430 (including the sequence STAT 430/431). Such students must take an additional 200-level course to satisfy course requirements of the major.
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Course Description: 

The course focuses on elementary probability and inferential statistical techniques. The course begins with a survey of basic descriptive statistics and data sources and then covers elementary probability theory, sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression. The course focuses on practical issues involved in the substantive interpretation of economic data using the techniques of statistical inference. For this reason empirical case studies that apply the techniques to real-life data are stressed and discussed throughout the course, and students are required to perform several statistical analyses of their own.

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