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ec140f11_syllabus_rev1 - Ec140 Fall 2011(Duncan 1 Economics...

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Ec140– Fall 2011 (Duncan) 1 Economics 140: Economic Statistics and Econometrics REVISED Syllabus for Sections 103 and 105 GSI: Matt Botsch Contact Information: [email protected] Office Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays, 3-4 p.m. 608-1 Evans Discussion Sections : 103: Fri. 4-5:30 p.m., 81 Evans 105: Th. 5-6:30 p.m., B51 Hildebrand Section Goals The etymology of the term “econometrics,” coined by Ragnar Frisch in 1926, refers to the unification of measurement and economics . Econometrics is a toolkit of statistical techniques, but perhaps more importantly, it is an approach to data analysis grounded in economic modeling. Our goals in this course will be: (1) to develop a probabilistic attitude towards economic theory (how can we move from abstract economic theory to concrete, testable econometric models?); (2) to learn how to use the appropriate technique in the appropriate situation in order to answer economic questions; and (3) to interpret the results of an empirical analysis, incorporating a sensibility for the strengths and weaknesses of our data, of our techniques, and of economic theory. Course Policies
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course ECON 140 taught by Professor Duncan during the Spring '08 term at Berkeley.

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