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Unformatted text preview: Statistics in Food and Resource Economics Lecture I Course Overview ◗ This course develops statistical foundations that will be used in microeconomic theory, econometrics, production economics, and financial economics. The development focuses primarily on the mathematical formulation of statistics ◗ Instructor: Charles B. Moss 1130B McCarty Hall ◗ Phone: 3921845 Ext. 404 ◗ Email: [email protected] ◗ Three lectures a week: MWF. ◗ Grades in the course will be assigned based on: • Three examinations • Weekly homework • Class participation ◗ Books • Amemiya, Takeshi Introduction to Statistics and Econometrics (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1994) • Casella, George and Roger L. Berger. Statistical Inference Second Edition (Pacific Grove, CA: Duxbury, 2002). • Hogg, Robert V., Joseph W. McKean, and Allen T. Craig. Introduction to Mathematical Statistics Sixth Edition (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005). • Other materials such as lecture notes will be made available on the Internet at http://ricardo.ifas.ufl.edu/aeb5515.mathstat/syllabus.html Grades Homework 15% Two Mid Term Examinations 50% Final Examination 30% Class Participation 5% Outline ◗ Section I • Introduction to Statistics, Probability and Econometrics ( 2 Lectures ) • Random Variables and Probability Distributions ( 3 Lectures ) • Moments and Moment Generating Functions ( 3 Lectures ) • Binomial and Normal Random Variables ( 3 Lectures ) Test I...
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 Normal Distribution, Probability distribution, Probability theory, probability density function

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