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Course Outline Department of Economics Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Applied Econometrics ECON5280 Fall Semester 2016 Contact Details Instructor: Prof. Jin Seo Cho Office: LSK 6052 Phone: 2358-7595 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: 14:00 to 15:00, Mon and Wed Class Times and Classroom Numbers Class Times: L1: 9:00 to 10:50, Mon and Wed; L2: 12:00 to 13:50, Mon and Wed Classroom: L1: LSK1033 L2: 6573 Course Objective The goal of ECON5280 is in obtaining the popular skills for writing empirical research papers. We attempt to achieve this by getting familiar with the well-known econometric analyses and linking this to the knowledge on the numerical outputs generated by standard statistical packages. Another goal is to bridge the current course topics to the upper level econometrics courses, which are devoted to mainly the frontier econometrics researches. More weights will be given to the first goal of this course. In attaining these goals, our interests will be focused more on cross-sectional data and their slight extensions. There are two reasons for this focus. First, analysis of cross-sectional data is a building bloc for the analysis of many other data sets. For example, stationary time-series data can be analyzed in a parallel manner to the
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