ECON 8740 Econometrics
Syllabus Fall 2016
Georgia State University
Department of Economics
Dr. Feridoon Koohi-Kamali
Email: use icollege Email system from the course homepage
Office: AYSPS Building #647
Lectures: MW 1.30-2.45 pm
Office Hours: Tue. 4-6 PM,
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ECON 420/Appendix A
Summation operator
n
i 1
xi x1 x2 . xn has
three properties,
S1- i 1 c nc
n
S2- i 1 cxi ci 1 xi
n
n
n
S3-
n
xi
n
n
n
(axi byi ) a i1 xi b i 1 yi . However, note that y
i 1
i 1 i
x
i
y
i
i 1
n
i 1
The Average or mean of is x
1 n
x
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ECON 420/APPEDIX C
A random variable Y depends on the single parameter with the
pdf f(y,); different values of are obtained from different
sampling drawn on the population. The easiest scheme is
random sampling; if Y1,Y2Yn are independent random
variabl
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ECON 420/APPENDIX B
Random variable
An experiment is a procedure infinitely repeated with a welldefined outcome. A random variable takes numerical values
determined by an experiment, e.g. number of heads in 10 flips of
a coin. Discrete random variable w