Midterm Exam II - Answers
Eco 243
Fall 2012
1. (35 points) A researcher used data on 200 movies to determine what drives box oce revenue.
He collected data on the following variables:
box_office - the box oce revenue for the movie (in millions of dollars
ECON 243
Empirical project: Effects of Immigrant Legalization on Crime (2015) Scott Baker
1) What is the topic of this paper?
a) A study of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, in which the author tries
to find any links between the immigrant lega
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Problem Set 2 - Answers
1. Suppose that there are two firms, X and Y. The return on investing in firm X is a random
variable X and the return on investing in firm Y is a random variable Y. The join probability
distribution of X and Y is as follows:
X\Y
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Problem Set 3
2. One important aspect of quality control in a manufacturing process is monitoring the amount of a
product being packaged. For instance, the amount of coffee in an eight-ounce jar of coffee is a normal
random variable, with mean 8.00 ounces
Midterm Exam I - Answers
Eco 243
Fall 2011
1. (15 points) The following table describes the joint probability distribution of returns on mutual
fund A and mutual fund B.
B\A
5%
10%
6%
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0.3
8%
0.2
0.3
Answer the following questions:
a. What is the proba
Midterm II-Answers
Econ 243
Fall 2011
1. (60 points) Consider the following data over 1000 individuals from the 2006 General Social
Survey:
partyid - political views measured on a scale from 0 to 6, (0 indicating strong Democrat, 1 Democrat, 2 independen
Midterm Exam I - Answers
Eco 243
Fall 2012
1. (30 points) Suppose that you run an online store. Let random variable Y take on value 1 if
an online visitor makes a purchase and 0 otherwise. Random variable X takes on value 1 if a
visitor uses PC and 0 if h
Econometrics Exam Guide: Pg. 1-106, 521-531
Outline:
Pre-Part - Speak w Professor
Part 1 - Notes
Part 2 - Vocabulary & Tables & Equations
PART 1
Chapter 1: Evidence - The Quest for Causality (1-23)
1) 1.1 Core Model Equation
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