Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course focuses on the application of statistical methods to the testing and estimation of economic relationships.
After developing the theoretical constructs of classical least squares, common problems encountered when applying this approach, including serial correlation, heteroscedasticity, and multicollinearity, are discussed. Techniques for dealing with these problems are then examined. Models with lagged variables are considered, as is estimation with instrumental variables and two-stage least squares.
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Advice for students:
The course is among the toughest in economics. So you gotta be prepared for mind blowing statistics.