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ec41f10_syl - Kata Bognar [email protected] Economics 41...

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Kata Bognar [email protected] Economics 41 Statistics for Economists UCLA Fall 2010 Syllabus Course Description. This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of statistics with an emphasis on its use in economics. It will introduce basic statistical concepts such as random variables, probability distributions, estimation, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Basic Course Information. Time and location: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00am - 12:15pm, MOORE 100. (No class on November 11 and 25.) Website: http://classes.sscnet.ucla.edu/course/view/10F-ECON41-1 Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30pm-2:30pm, BUNCHE 2255 Exam Dates. Do not register for this class if you cannot commit to the dates below! Midterm 1: Thursday, October 14, 2010, 11:00am - 12:15pm Midterm 2: Thursday, November 4, 2010, 11:00am - 12:15pm Final Exam: Monday, December 6, 2010, 3:00pm - 6:00pm Prerequisites. Mathematics 31A, 31B Important Note. Economics 41 is an impacted class. This means that if you are going to drop the class, you should do it by the end of the second week. Text. A Brief Course in Mathematical Statistics by Elliot A. Tannis and Rober V. Hogg (Prentice Hall, 2008.). The textbook is available at the UCLA bookstore. Additional Text. Chance Encounters by C.J Wild and George A. F. Seber (Wiley, 1999). Introductory Statistics by Neil A. Weiss (Addison-Wesley, 2008, 8/E). Lecture Notes. Lecture notes and additional problems will be posted on the class website.
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