Provides opportunity to learn econometric model building for a particular problem while applying the theory learned in various courses to specific economic cases. Estimate, test, and forecast economic models. Extensive use of the computer and econometric programs. Prerequisite: 2.0 in ECON 301; either ECON 311/STAT 311, STAT 341, MATH 390/STAT 390, or Q SCI 381.
This course intends to provide students with an understanding of and experience with the key methods economists use to quantify the relationships among economic variables. A major goal is to prepare students to read empirical papers in economics and the other social sciences and to do high quality empirical research in seminars and senior essays. Students will become reasonably proficient in the use of STATA, the leading computer program for statistical analysis in the social sciences. Econ 482 is NOT a prerequisite for this course, but Math 124, 125, and 126 are.
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