Economics B2000 – Statistics and Introduction to Econometrics for MA Students in
Dr. Yochanan Shachmurove
: Tuesday, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m., Thursday, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in my office or in
the Economics Computer Room at NAC 6/150, or much better by email.
: (212) 650-6202
: NAC 5/103B
: Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 P.M. in the Economics Computer Room at NAC 6/150.
This course applies statistical methods to economic and finance research.
description and inference of economic data, variance analysis and correlation, statistical
induction and testing of hypotheses, time series, index numbers and simple regression
This course is
opened for undergraduate students.
The course in econometrics is a structured course which requires constant
review of the material.
It requires cumulative and hierarchical knowledge.
enter the course late or skip over materials should anticipate great difficulties.
to bring the required textbooks to each and every class.
Students acquire basic skills in regression analysis, sufficient to design and carry out a
simple econometric project or to intelligently critique simple econometric analyses in the
Students are expected to present a paper, using PowerPoint, and to submit countless
Your grade depends on your participation, one closed-book
examination and the presentation.
Time permitting; the last few classes will be devoted
to presentations of student projects using extensive computer applications.
an optional application – report may be presented.
At my discretion, there may be an
additional examination prior to the examination dates mentioned below.
You need to arrange a tour of the New York Federal Reserve Bank on or before
October 19, 2007.
The deadline for the submission of all work (including the Final Project) on electronic
device, such as disks or CD ROMs, is
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
in my mailbox.
The date for the closed book examinations are listed below
You must attend all classes
and the make-up classes.
This class is considered to be very difficult.
anticipate investing many hours outside the classroom to comprehend the material.
course, will do my best to help each one of you.
Still, the outside class work is
The class may meet also on other dates to be determined in the future.