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Lanier benkard my goal is to teach you how to

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Unformatted text preview: s a second- year course in econometrics covering probability, statistics, and linear regression. The first half of the course and much of the second draws heavily on a course developed by Professor C. Lanier Benkard. My goal is to teach you how to evaluate quantitative information, and to use data to answer quantitative questions in the social sciences. The course covers three main areas: 1. The first area, probability, provides a foundation for modeling uncertainties, such as the uncertainties faced by financial investors or insurers. We will study the mechanics of probability (manipulating some probabilities to get others) and the use of probability to make judgments about uncertain events. 2. The second area, statistics, provides techniques for interpreting data, such as the data a marketing department might have on cons...
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2014 for the course ECON 131 taught by Professor Econometrics during the Spring '09 term at Yale.

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