econ321.syllabus.201

econ321.syllabus.201 - STUDENTS: CHECK THE SYLLABUS...

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Economic Statistics Economics 321 University of Maryland Professor: Alka Gandhi Department of Economics Office: Morrill Hall 1105B Fall 2010 Office phone: 301-405-3509 Section 201 Email: [email protected] Office hours: TTh 7-7:30am and 9:25-10:45am Teaching Assistants José Torres Masahiro Yamada Office: Tydings Hall 3145 Office: Tydings Hall 3145 Office phone: TBA Office phone: TBA Email: [email protected] Email: [email protected] Office hours: Wednesdays 10:30am-1:30pm Office hours: Fridays 12:30-3:30pm Text: Newbold, Paul, William L. Carlson and Betty Thorne. Statistics for Business and Economics , 7 th edition. Boston, MA: Prentice Hall, 2007. • All homework and quizzes must be submitted online using “MyStatLab” which can be accessed at www.coursecompass.com   using the access code that you must purchase. Our class’s course ID is gandhi94712 . There will be a demonstration in class on Sept. 9. You may also reach this site through the link that says “MyEconLab” from the course ELMS webpage. • Additionally, you can access the course website at www.elms.umd.edu . The website contains the most current version of this syllabus and important links to sample exams, replicas of formula sheets that you will be given to use for exams, review sheets and lecture outlines as well as any announcements. Note: I do not post my PowerPoint slides. Course objective: This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the use of statistics in economics. Although this undertaking can be a challenging, this training will not only help students prepare for econometrics but also provide them with a preliminary understanding of what many professional economists actually do. Topics include: probability, random variables and their distributions, sampling theory, estimation, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Grading: 1. Homework The homework assignments are due by the following days: • Problem Set 1 will be due Wednesday, September 15 by 12pm. • Problem Set 2 will be due Wednesday, September 29 by 12pm. • Problem Set 3 will be due Wednesday, October 20 by 12pm. • Problem Set 4 will be due FRIDAY , November 12 by 5pm. • Problem Set 5 will be due Wednesday, November 24 by 12pm. ABSOLUTELY NO LATE HOMEWORK WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR CREDIT. The lowest homework score will be dropped from the final grade and the remaining homework assignments will each be worth 5% of the final grade. Homework assignments will be available online using MyStatLab (see information about the STUDENTS: CHECK THE SYLLABUS FREQUENTLY FOR UPDATES
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link to instructions above) at least one week before the deadline. Once homework assignments are posted, you have as much time as you would like to complete these assignments before the due date and may attempt each question over and over (an infinite number of times!) until you have the score that you want until the due date. Once the deadline passes, you will not be able to work on your homework anymore so be sure you have
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