Lecture 01-2007 - Statistics in Food and Resource Economics...

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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: 392-1845 Ext. 404 Email: cbmoss@ifas.ufl.edu Three lectures a week: M-W-F. 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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