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Sample Examination Questions
7 December 2010
1. Below are the last three lines of Ozymandias, a famous short poem by Percy
Bysshe Shelley (17921822):
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and
ECO 227Y
QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN ECONOMICS
2014-2015
PROBLEM SET 7
Professor Angelo Melino
Email: [email protected]
UTM
Dept of Economics
KN 3254
Office hrs: Tues 1:00-2:00 or by appointment
FROM LARSEN AND MARX:
Web: www.economics.utoronto.ca/mel
ECO 227Y
QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN ECONOMICS
2014-2015
PROBLEM SET 9
Professor Angelo Melino
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.economics.utoronto.ca/melino/
UTM
Dept of Economics
KN 3254
Office hrs: Tues 1:00-2:00 or by appointment
St. George Campus
ECO 227Y
QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN ECONOMICS
2014-2015
PROBLEM SET 10
Professor Angelo Melino
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.economics.utoronto.ca/melino/
UTM
Dept of Economics
KN 3254
Office hrs: Tues 1:00-2:00 or by appointment
St. George Campu
ECO 227Y
QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN ECONOMICS
2014-2015
PROBLEM SET 2
PROFESSOR ANGELO MELINO
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.economics.utoronto.ca/melino/
UTM
Dept of Economics
IMI 3254
Office hrs: Tues 1:00-2:00 or by appointment
St. George Campu
ECO 227Y
QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN ECONOMICS
2014-2015
PROBLEM SET 4
Professor Angelo Melino
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.economics.utoronto.ca/melino/
UTM
Dept of Economics
KN 3254
Office hrs: Tues 1:00-2:00 or by appointment
St. George Campus
ECO 227Y
QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN ECONOMICS
University of Toronto Mississauga
Department of Economics
2014-2015
PROFESSOR ANGELO MELINO
Email: [email protected]
UTM
Dept of Economics
KN 3254
Office hrs: Tues 1-2 or by appointment
Web: www.economics
ECO 227Y
QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN ECONOMICS
2014-2015
PROBLEM SET 8
Professor Angelo Melino
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.economics.utoronto.ca/melino/
UTM
Dept of Economics
KN 3254
Office hrs: Tues 1:00-2:00 or by appointment
St. George Campus
ECO 227Y
QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN ECONOMICS
2014-2015
PROBLEM SET 6
Professor Angelo Melino
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.economics.utoronto.ca/melino/
UTM
Dept of Economics
KN 3254
Office hrs: Tues 1:00-2:00 or by appointment
St. George Campus
ECO 227Y1
Proposed Solutions to Term Test 4
12 April 2011
1. The natural logarithms of the hourly wages in a particular industry are
known to be normally distributed with mean 2.5802 and standard deviation
.9163. A company in this industry employs 40 work
ECO 227Y1
Proposed Solutions to Term Test 2
20 December 2010
1. Aircraft arrive or depart Toronto Pearson International Airport according
to a Poisson process with a rate of 42 per hour. An excessive number of
aircraft arriving or departing during a brief
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Proposed Solutions to Term Test 1
19 October 2010
1. The one-year returns, in percent, for a sample of 100 midcap mutual funds
has a distribution with a mean of -.02 and a standard deviation of .87. Approximately how many of the funds would you
ECO 227Y1
Proposed Solutions to Term Test 3
8 March 2011
1. Let X1 , . . . , Xn be iid N (, 2 ) random variables.
(a) Suppose c1 , . . . , cn are known constants. Let Z =
the density of Z.
The mgf of Z is
[
( n
)]
mZ (t) = E exp t
c i Xi
n
i=1 ci Xi .
i=1
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
ECO227Y1Y
Quantitative Methods in Economics
Mid-term exam 2 (1h50 mn)
December 03, 2015
Professor: Ismael Mourifi
e
Teaching Asssitant: Faisal Ibrahim
Problem 1(15)
The density of the beta distribution of parameter and is given by f
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
ECO227Y1Y
Quantitative Methods in Economics
Mid-term exam 2 (2 hours)
November 26, 2014
Professor: Ismael Mourifi
e
Teaching Assistant: Faisal Ibrahim
Problem 1 (32)
Let Z be a normally distributed random variable with a unknown mean
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
ECO227Y1Y
Quantitative Methods in Economics
Mid-term exam 1 (2 hours)
October 16, 2013
Professor: Ismael Mourifi
e
Problem 1
Assume you work as economist in one insurance company in Toronto. The chief of the company would like
to hir