6_07-03-07E2206Lect01

6_07-03-07E2206Lect01 - Lecture 1. Introduction 1. Course...

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Lecture 1 . Introduction 1 . Course Outline Course Objectives The aim of the course is to help you develop a working knowledge of econometrics and its applications to real-world economic data. The course will cover a range of topics: Simple Regression Multiple Regression estimation, inference extensions Learn a specialised econometric software package By the end of session you will be able to: read and understand most analyses performed by econometricians, conduct your own empirical research. 1
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Textbooks : The required text is: J.M. Wooldridge (2006) Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach . Third Edition. There is a useful companion book: J.M. Wooldridge (2006) Student Solution Manual for Introductory Econometrics . This is only available electronically through the text website. The software manual: SHAZAM Econometrics Computer Program User’s Reference Manual, Version 10 . may be useful (but not necessary). These are available in Open Reserve in the Main Library. 2
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Software One objective of the course is to learn to effectively use econometric software throughout the session we will apply the methods covered in lectures to economic problems using real-world data. The econometric software I recommend is SHAZAM SHAZAM is available in the Faculty computing labs SHAZAM can be run over the web (via the SHAZAM web site http://shazam.econ.ubc.ca). Run as "command files" The School has a site license for SHAZAM , and you purchase a CD with the software from the School office (JG223) for $10 and install it on your own PC There are copies of the software manual in the Main library. I will cover how to run and use SHAZAM during class, and there is substantial on-line documentation in SHAZAM (and at the SHAZAM homepage). 3
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Assessment Tutorial Assignments 15% Mid-Session Examination 25% End-of-Session Examinations 60% Mid - Session Examination A 60 minute mid-session exam will be held in - class on Friday 27 / 04 / 05 (Week 8). Lecture material for weeks 1-7 will be examined. 4
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Tutorials The tutorial program will start in Week 3 . Tutorials are an opportunity to raise questions about the lecture material. Exercises will be assigned each week - this will include computing tasks. 3 tutorial assignments will count for 15% of your final course mark.
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