Department of Economics
Professor Dale J. Poirier
University of California, Irvine
September 22, 2011
ECON 220A / 221A
Statistics and Econometrics I
Time and Location:
ECON 220A meets Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00am - 12:20pm, in SSPA
3132. ECON 221A (Laboratory) meets Friday 11:00am - 12:20pm, in SSPA 3132. Students
enroll in both 220A and 221A. The instructor for the lab is Phillip Li (firstname.lastname@example.org). His office
hours will be determined during the first lab.
W: 9:30am - 11:30am; SSPA 3171; telephone: (949) 824-3186; email:
This course covers probability and mathematical statistics necessary to
prepare students for econometric study and empirical work. Topics include probability theory,
distributions, sampling, and point estimation.
Graduate standing or consent of the instructor.
There are two
exams worth 1/3 and 2/3, respectively. Homework problems
from class notes are covered in weekly laboratory sessions. Although homework assignments are
collected, their mastery is essential for satisfactory completion of the exams.
Poirier, D. J., 1995,
Intermediate Statistics and Econometrics: A Comparative Approach
Supplementary Course Materials:
The following books may be helpful.
Abadir, K. M. and J. R. Magnus, 2005,
, Cambridge University Press.
Angrist, J. D. And J.-S. Pischke, 2009,
Mostly Harmless Econometrics: An
Bierens, H. J., 2004,
Introduction to the Mathematical and Statistical Foundations of
(Cambridge University Press).