414 syllabus Spring 2008 TTH

414 syllabus Spring 2008 TTH - Department of Economics,...

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Department of Economics, University of Southern California ECONOMICS 414, Introduction to Econometrics, Spring 2008 #26134R, 12:00-1:50pm TTh, KAP146 Instructor: Manochehr Rashidian Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 12:00 – 1:00 pm, and by appointment, Room: KAP 330-B Tel: (213) 740 - 2110 Email: rashidia@usc.edu Teaching Assistants: Mohamed Saleh Office Hours: 10:00 - 2:00 pm, and by appointment, Room: KAP 363, Cubicle 5 Email: msaleh@usc.edu Course Objective: Econometrics is concerned with how to use statistical methods and procedures for economic data. Econometrics techniques have been increasingly used in macroeconomics and applied microeconomics. Macroeconomics data are used for testing macroeconomic theories, evaluating the impacts of public policies, estimating macroeconomics relationships and forecasting economics variables such as inflation rate, GDP growth rate and interest rate. Application of econometrics to microeconomic is concerned with estimating microeconomic relationships, testing theories, and evaluating and forecasting impacts of business decisions. This course is designed to provide the students with sufficient knowledge of statistics and econometrics necessary to understand and be able to evaluate and interpret econometrics researches that use basic linear regression methods. After completion of this course students should be able to perform tasks of data collection, modeling of econometrics relationships, estimating and testing of the model, and interpreting and using the estimation results. Course Overview: We will start with a brief overview of data presentation and fitting of the data. Univariate and bivariate populations and inference about parameters of the population will be covered next. The second part of the course deals with classical and multiple linear regression models. This is the main focus of the course. We will cover variety of the topics under regression models such as, assumptions of linear regression, estimation, interpretation of the parameter estimates, goodness
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