1Notes 1: Scientific questions, experimentsECO 231W - Undergraduate EconometricsGeneral InformationInstructor:Professor Kegon Tan[email protected]TAs:Viviane Sanfelice[email protected]Victor Hernandez[email protected]Eduardo Garcia[email protected]Lectures:Section 1 – MW 0900-1015am, Harkness 210Section 2 – MW 1230-1345pm, Harkness 115Office hours: MW 2-3pm in Harkness 226Office Hours (Harkness 207):Tuesdays 1-2pm (Viviane Sanfelice)Tuesdays 9-10am (Victor Hernandez)Mondays 3-4pm (Eduardo Garcia)Textbook (ref only, not required): Woolridge, “Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach”All the material for this class will be available on blackboard (my.rochester.edu).I will also use blackboard if I need to communicate with you.Course Aims and RequirementsThis course will build upon statistics classes (ECO 230, MATH 203, STAT 213)as well aseconomics (ECO 207). The aim is to learn how to combine statistical analysis with economicinsights to answer questions. The course follows the College credit hour policy for four-creditcourses. We will meet twice weekly for 150min per week. The course also includes independentout-of-class assignments for 50min per week, using class notes and other course materials. Theseactivities include two major homeworks and a class project based on a peer-reviewed journal article(to be assigned) to be turned in at the end of the course.The course will involve: Class Notes (5%), Homework 1 (5%), Homework 2 (5%), Midterm 1(25%), Replication (5%), Midterm 2 (35%), Final Project (20%) grading weights are tentativeAcademic HonestyAll assignments and activities associated with this course must be performed in accordance with theUniversity of Rochester’s Academic Honesty policy. More information is available at:Disability StatementYour success in this course is important to me, and it is the policy and practice of the U of R tocreate inclusive learning environments consistent with federal and state law. If you have adocumented disability or need to have a disability documented, please contact me as soon aspossible. We will discuss how best to meet your specific needs.