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University of Southern California, Fall 2005 Economics 513, Geert Ridder 1 Instructor and TA This course is taught by Geert Ridder Office: KAP 310A E-mail: [email protected] Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 12.30-1.30pm, or by appoint- ment (use e-mail to make an appointment) The TA is Minki Hong, contact info TBA 2 Organization of the course Besides the lectures there will be a number of theory/computer assignments (roughly every two weeks). In the computer assignments we will use the econo- metric language GAUSS. A free student version can be downloaded from the web. You are free to use other software packages, but we cannot support these. We will make GAUSS programs available for the problem sets. You are free to change them. The grade for this course will be based on a midterm (35%), a final (35%)
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Unformatted text preview: and the assignments (30%). This course has a website that contains relevant material and datasets. This site can be reached through my home page that is one of the faculty pages of the departmental home page. As of next week the class will be in KAP 319 (the econ seminar room). 3 Textbook and readings The text is Jeffrey M. Wooldridge Introductory Econometrics Thomson-South-Western, 2003 1 This book is the reference for the econometric theory used in this course. This course will differ from Econ 511 by taking a more applied approach. Matrix algebra is used to some extent. Appendix D of Wooldridge contains all that is needed (and some more). Some knowledge of matrix algebra is useful for writing GAUSS (or any other higher programming language) programs. 2...
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