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Syllabus - The Ohio State University Department of...

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1 The Ohio State University Department of Economics ECON 4400 Elementary Econometrics Dr. Leila Farivar Office: 421 Arps Hall Office hours: Wednesdays 2:10pm-3:30pm, or by appointment Email: [email protected] Classes: (1) Section 19834: WF 11:10am-12:30pm (2) Section 19836: TR 2:20pm-3:40pm Teaching assistant: Garrett Senney [email protected] , Office Hours: TBA This course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of econometrics and their application to data analyses. The course will base on methods covered in the prerequisite statistics courses, and develop elementary methods in regression analysis, the basic tool of econometrics. The emphasis will be on understanding the intuition behind various econometric procedures and at the same time applying them to data using an econometrics software. Textbook Using Econometrics: A Practical Guide, 6th Edition, by A. H. Studenmund, Pearson/Addison-Wesley. The older edition of the textbook would work, but it will be your own responsibility to compare the page numbers and the chapter exercises with the latest edition yourself. I have put copies of the 6 th edition on Closed- Reserve (2-hour checkout) on both Thompson and Science&Engineering libraries. I’ve place the order for the loose-leaf copy of the textbook at the OSU bookstore which provides a less expensive option for you. Software 1. An standard spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel, or OpenOffice Calc. 2. GRETL: An open-source statistical package, GRETL can be downloaded from http://gretl.sourceforge.net/ The university does not recognize Econ4400 as a course that need computer lab. I disagree with this proposition, and believe that this class benefits highly from a hands-on computer approach. So during the semester, I will ask you to bring your laptops to specific class sessions. The dates of these sessions will be announced in advance in class and on Carmen. If you don’t have access to a personal laptop computer, please contact me during the first week of the semester and I can help you make arrangement to borrow equipments from the university. Class Webpage Course material such as announcements, lecture slides, instructional videos, and homework assignments will be posted on Carmen. You are responsible to check the Carmen for announcement and posted assignment and files regularly. The announcements posted on Carmen are considered addendum to this syllabus and will be treated as part of the syllabus. The lecture notes will be posted on Carmen about 12 hours before class. There will not usually be enough time for you to copy down the slides form the board during class. It is strongly recommended that you print out the lecture slides and bring it to class. You are alternatively encouraged to bring your laptop or tablet computer to class to follow the slides and take electronic notes.
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2 Tutoring 1. Economics Learning Center. The Department of Economics runs the Economics Learning Center, where advanced undergraduates provide free tutoring for students in a number of Economics courses.
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