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Economics B2000 – Statistics and Introduction to Econometrics for MA Students in Economic 1945 2TU Dr. Yochanan Shachmurove Fall 2007 Office Hours : 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. Office Phone : (212) 650-6202 Office Room : NAC 5/103B E-mail Address: Class meets : 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. Topics include: description and inference of economic data, variance analysis and correlation, statistical induction and testing of hypotheses, time series, index numbers and simple regression analysis. This course is not opened for undergraduate students. Keeping-up . The course in econometrics is a structured course which requires constant review of the material. It requires cumulative and hierarchical knowledge. Students who enter the course late or skip over materials should anticipate great difficulties. You have to bring the required textbooks to each and every class. Course Goal: 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 research literature. Students are expected to present a paper, using PowerPoint, and to submit countless homework assignments. 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. In addition, 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 Friday, 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. You should anticipate investing many hours outside the classroom to comprehend the material. I, of course, will do my best to help each one of you. Still, the outside class work is substantial. The class may meet also on other dates to be determined in the future. You 1
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must attend these classes as well. No final examination will be given. No make-up examination will be available . In addition, students will be required to participate, to the extent possible, in special lectures, and in other lectures throughout the semester. If possible, a Practice Examination dates are tentatively detailed below . Please bring many computer diskettes with you to each and every class including the dates of the
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