Lecture16_2010

Lecture16_2010 - Econ 322: Econometrics Fall, 2010 Lecture...

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Econ 322: Econometrics Fall, 2010 Lecture 16 October 27, 2010 The following questions are to be answered during class. Question 1 The cost of attending your college has once again gone up. Although you have been told that education is investment in human capital, which carries a return of roughly 10% a year, you (and your parents) are not pleased. One of the administrators at your university/college does not make the situation better by telling you that you pay more because the reputation of your institution is better than that of others. To investigate this hypothesis, you collect data randomly for 100 national universities and liberal arts colleges from the 2000-2001 U.S. News and World Report annual rankings. Next you perform the following regression n Cost = 7,311.17 + 3,985.20 × Reputation – 0.20 × Size (2,058.63) (664.58) (0.13) + 8,406.79 × Dpriv – 416.38 × Dlibart – 2,376.51 × Dreligion (2,154.85) (1,121.92) (1,007.86) R 2 =0.72. where Cost is Tuition, Fees, Room and Board in dollars, Reputation is the index used in U.S. News and World Report (based on a survey of university presidents and chief academic officers), which ranges from 1 (“marginal”) to 5 (“distinguished”), Size is the number of undergraduate students, and Dpriv , Dlibart , and Dreligion are binary variables indicating whether the institution is private, a liberal arts college, and has a religious affiliation. The numbers in
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