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Unformatted text preview: Economics 230 - Econometrics I Connecticut College - Fall 2009 Instructor: Zinnia Mukherjee Office: Winthrop 313, Ext - 2229 Office Hours: M & W: 11:00-12:30 and by appointment Email: [email protected], [email protected] Course Website: http://zinniamukherjee.com/currentteaching.aspx Course Description: In this course, we will learn about the statistical tools economists use to estimate the relation- ships between economic variables and to test economic theory. The goal is to introduce students to the basic theory of econometrics and to give them some experience in estimating econometric models with actual data. Our main focus will be to understand and learn to work with linear regression models. Whatever we learn through the textbook and class lectures will be applied to a term project. By the end of semester I hope (and expect) that you will: • acquire knowledge of basic econometric theory, • learn to use those econometric tools in practical applications, and, • gain a meaningful and enjoyable learning experience. Prerequisites: Courses Economics 111 and 112, and either Mathematics 107 or 206. I assume that you have taken these courses. If not, you should check with me before taking this course. Textbook: The textbook for the course is Essentials of Econometrics (fourth edition) by Damodar N. Gu- jarati and Dawn C. Porter. The textbook is available in the College bookstore. Econometrics Package: STATA Grading Policy: Homework 15% Exam 1 25% Exam 2 30% Project 25% Class Participation and Attendance 5% Exams: Both exams will be held in class during the class period. If you have a conflict, then you can take the exam a day early. In that case, you must notify me at least one week ahead of the exam day. Unless the circumstances are exceptional (for example, medical emergencies), make-up exams will not be given after the scheduled exam date. Term Paper: For this course, you will have to write a 8-10 page term paper. The paper will include an em- pirical analysis using actual data and the knowledge that you gather from this course. You are freepirical analysis using actual data and the knowledge that you gather from this course....
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