Syll319F08 - INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS...

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INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS Economics 319 Fall 2008 Department of Economics, Cornell University TR 1:25-2:40PM Baker Laboratory - 219 INSTRUCTOR: Prof. Francesca Molinari OFFICE: Uris Hall 492 TELEPHONE: (607) 255-6367 E-MAIL: fm72@cornell.edu CLASS URL : http://blackboard.cornell.edu/ OFFICE HOURS: R 10:00-11:15am TEACHING ASSISTANT: Simon Kwok SECTION 1: F 10:10-11:00 am GSH G22 SECTION 2: F 11:15-12:05 am GSH G22 OFFICE: Uris Hall 457 E-MAIL: sk528@cornell.edu OFFICE HOURS: M 2:30-5:30 pm Course Description of chance observed that there seemed to be ²rules³that governed the roll of dice or the results of spinning a roulette wheel. ( : : : ) But di´erences arose among gamblers about probabilities, and they brought their questions to the noted mathematicians of their day.µThis was the motivation that fueled the development of the modern theories of probability and statistics, which are now widely applied in diverse ±elds of study, including economics, engineering, science, management, etc. This course presents mathematical tools of probability and statistics that constitute the neces- sary foundations for the successful study of Econ 320, Introduction to Econometrics. These two courses, Econ 319 and Econ 320, constitute the advanced sequence designed for students who plan 1
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to go to graduate school and/or like to have a solid econometrics background. Beginning with the
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