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# ec41lecture1b (1) - Statistics for Economists Lecture 1...

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Unformatted text preview: Statistics for Economists Lecture 1 Kata Bognar UCLA Introduction Statistics for Economists Lecture 1 Kata Bognar UCLA September 23, 2010 Statistics for Economists Lecture 1 Kata Bognar UCLA Introduction Today’s Outline 1 Syllabus and overview of the class 2 Introduction • Suggested readings: Weiss (W): Chapter 1. Wild and Seber (WS): Chapter 1. 3 Readings for next class: Tannis and Hogg (TH): Chapter 1.1. Statistics for Economists Lecture 1 Kata Bognar UCLA Introduction What is Statistics? • Does higher tuition lead to lower college enrollment? • Collect percentage of HS graduates starting college in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, etc. • Is there a change in this percentage in the sample? Do you expect similar change for the entire population? • What can be the reason for this? • Does an extra year in school increase earnings? • Collect average income of HS dropouts, HS graduates, college graduates, etc. • Does the income increase with the years of schooling in the sample? Do you expect the same effect for the entire population?...
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## This note was uploaded on 12/28/2010 for the course ECON 41 taught by Professor Guggenberger during the Fall '07 term at UCLA.

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ec41lecture1b (1) - Statistics for Economists Lecture 1...

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