Quiz Questions
Chapter 3: Review of Statistics
1. Provide a definition for each of the Key Terms at the end of the chapter.
2. A student achievement test is constructed so that the mean score is 1000 for the population of
all 6th grade students in the Uni
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Topic 7
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Multiple Regression (Part B)
Application
1
Beauty and the Labor Market
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Are good-looking people paid more in the labor market?
Daniel S. Hamermesh and Jeff E. Biddle (1994) Beauty and the
labor market, American Economic Review
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Topic 7: Multiple Regression
Inference
1
1) Hypothesis tests
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Yi 0 1 X 1i 2 X 2i . . . k X ki u i
Everything from simple regression extends here to multiple
regression
Each OLS estimator 0, 1, 2, . . . , k will have a standard
erro
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Topic 4: Simple Linear
p
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Regression-Estimation
Part A
1
Who Invented Regression ?
http:/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Galton
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2
1) Linear Regression Model
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Here we are interested in estimating a linear equation that
describes
Standard Normal Probabilities
Table entry
Table entry for z is the area under the standard normal curve
to the left of z.
z
z
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.01
.02
.03
.04
.05
.06
.07
.08
.09
3.4
3.3
3.2
3.1
3.0
2.9
2.8
2.7
2.6
2.5
2.4
2.3
2.2
2.1
2.0
1.9
1.8
1.7
1.6
1.5
1.4
1.3
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Topic 9: Carrying Out an
Empirical Project Using
Regression
(Part B)
1
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Posting a Specific Questions
Literature Review
Data Collection
Econometric Analysis
Writing an Empirical Paper
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1. Posting a Specific Questi
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Topic 9: Carrying Out an
Empirical Project Using
Regression
(Part A)
1
1) Using Regression
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the main workhorse of applied empirical research in
economics is still linear regression by ordinary least
squares (OLS).
But we know regressi
Regression with a Single Regressor:
Hypothesis Tests and Confidence Intervals
(SW Chapter 5)
Is the estimated effect of STR on TestScore significant?
What is the 95% confidence interval covering the true slope
coefficient?
Does the variance of error terms
Chapter 3. Review of Statistics
Empirical problem: quantify the benefit (for example,
increase in test scores) of reducing class size.
Specifically, what is the change of test scores of reducing
class size by one student per teacher? Or by 5 students
per
Linear Regression with One Regressor
(Stock/Watson Chapter 4)
What is the effect on test scores of reducing STR by one
student/teacher? Have we answered this question?
The difference-in-means method suggests that the difference in
conditional means betwe
Chapter 2. Review of Probability
Randomized controlled experiment is the ideal way
to study a causal effect, but
It is usually not feasible to perform randomized controlled
experiments.
o Can you use such an experiment to study how central
banks interest
domvariables W : 3 + on and v = no i1.bUtltputc(o;ni(rry anon ,
(b) a), and or); and (c) av and corr(W,V).
2.4 SupposeX is aBernoulli random variable with P(X = l) = p.
a. Show 000) = p.
b. Show EDI") = pforlr > 0.
c. Suppose that p = 0.3. Compute the me
Answers to Quiz Questions
Chapter 2: Review of Probability
1. See Glossary.
2. a.
Employed (X = 0) Unemployed (X = 1) Total
0.55
0.04
.59
No College Degree (Y = 0)
0.39
0.02
0.41
College Degree (Y = 1)
0.94
0.06
1.00
Total
b. Pr(X = 1) = .06
c. .02/.41 =
Answers to Quiz Questions
Chapter 1: Economic Questions and Data
1. See the Glossary.
2. a. time series data, b. panel data, c. cross-sectional data.
3. They can be unethical, impossible to execute, or too expensive.
4. This is a poor estimate. Many thing
Quiz Questions
Chapter 2: Review of Probability
1. Provide a definition for each of the Key Terms at the end of the chapter.
2. The table below shows the joint probability distribution employment status (employed and
unemployed) and education (no college
Answers to Quiz Questions
Chapter 3: Review of Statistics
1. See Glossary.
1010 1000
= 1.43
98 / 196
a. | t | < 1.96, so H0 is not rejected at the 5% level.
b. Pr(| t | 1.43) = 0.15
c. SE(Y ) = 98/ 196 = 7; 95% confidence interval is 1010 1.967 = (996.3 t
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Topic 4: Simple Linear
p
p
Regression-Estimation
Part B
1
3) Fit
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So how well does the estimated model explain the
dependant variable?
R is the fraction of the variation of Y that is
explained by the model
Here model is linear functiona
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Topic 6: Multiple Regression
Estimation
1
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We covered
Yi 0 1 X i u i
where we only have one regressor (explanatory variable,
independent variable) Xi
But what if true specification is
Yi 0 1 X 1i 2 X 2i . . . k X ki u i
e.g. Y is wage
Documentation for CPS04 Data
Each month the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the U.S. Department of Labor conducts the
Current Population Survey (CPS), which provides data on labor force characteristics of the
population, including the level of employment, u
THE CALIFORNIA TEST SCORE DATA SET
The California Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) dataset contains data on test performance, school characteristics and student demographic backgrounds. The data used here are from all 420 K-6 and K-8 districts in
PROBLEM SET ONE (PS1)
(Due on Feb 25, Tuesday)
Chapter 2 (Review of Probability)
Exercises: 2.4, 2.6, 2.14, 2.15, and 2.19, and 2.23
For Exercise 2.4, a Bernoulli random variable X is defined as:
X=1 with probability p and X=0 with probability 1-p.
All of
PROBLEM SET FOUR (PS4)
(Due on 8 April, Tuesday)
Part I:
Exercises 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, and 6.4
Part II:
Empirical Exercise: E.5.1. For this question, you need to submit your Stata outputs
by printing out the regression outputs directly. Then you need answ
PROBLEM SET THREE (PS3)
(Due on March 20, Thursday)
Chapter 4: Linear Regression with One Regressor
Part One:
Exercises: 4.1, 4.5, and 4.9
Part Two:
Empirical Exericse: E4.1. For this question, you need to submit your Stata outputs
by printing out the reg
ECON3334, Spring, 2014, HKUST
Information on the Midterm
1. Time and Venue:
Time: 7:00-8:30pm, March 20, Thursday
Venue: LTB
Please hand in your PS3 before or after the mid-term.
2. We will NOT have class on March 20 (Thursday).
3. Format of the Midterm:
PROBLEM SET FIVE (PS5)
(Due on April 24, Thursday)
Part 1: Questions from the textbook
Chapter 7
Exercises: 7.1, 7.2, 7.3(a) (skip (b), and 7.9(b)(c) (skip (a)
Part 2: Stata questions
1. Replicate Table 7.1 in the textbook (page 280). The data is download
A quick review of calculus
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Use calculus to find Min or Max of functions
Multi-value functions
z = 5x 2 + 10xy 20x 7y 2 + 240y 5300
Find the x & y that gives the Max z
z
z
= 0 and y = 0 are the first order conditions (FOCs)
x
Solve simultaneously
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Review of Statistics
1
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The reality we dont know the population (e.g., and
in the normal population).
population)
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POPULATION
Sampling
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(X1 ,X2 , . ,Xn )
[A simple random sample]
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