202_w10_ps1 - Economics202 Winter2010 Prof.CarlWalsh Problemset1:DueTuesdayJanuary12

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Economics 202 Prof. Carl Walsh Winter 2010 Problem set 1: Due Tuesday January 12 For questions 1 4, you can obtain the data you need from the class web page ( http://people.ucsc.edu/~walshc/202_w10/ps1_qdata.xls ) and ( http://people.ucsc.edu/~walshc/202_w10/ps1_mdata.xls The first file contains GDPC96 (real GDP in chained 2005 dollars), PCEPI (the chained price index for personal consumption expenditures, PCEPILFE (the chained price index for personal consumption expenditures less food and energy), CPIAUCSL (the consumer price index for all urban households, all item 1982 84=100), and UNRATE (the civilian unemployment rate). All series are seasonally adjusted and the GDP series is at annual rates. This file contains four time seriesAll series were obtained from the FRED web site at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis ( http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/ ). Use the statistical package of your choice to carry out the analysis. All plots should be professional in appearance, with titles, captions and axis labels. 1. For this question, use the sample period 1959:Q1 – 2009:Q3 unless otherwise indicated. a.
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2010 for the course ECON 202 taught by Professor Ravenna,f during the Winter '08 term at University of California, Santa Cruz.

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202_w10_ps1 - Economics202 Winter2010 Prof.CarlWalsh Problemset1:DueTuesdayJanuary12

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