Econ 302
Fall 2012
Problem Set 1
(Due Monday September 17 before 3:30pm in the Economics office, Buchanan Tower
997)
Please Print and Answer in the Provided Space
1) Consider the following estimates f
Econ 302
Fall 2012
Problem Set 4
(Due Wednesday November 14 in Class)
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(1) Suppose households choose consumption C and the fraction of their time spent
wor
Econ 302
Fall 2012
Problem Set 1 Solution
1) Consider the following estimates for an iPad sold in Canada in 2010: retail price
$550 (say at Best Buy), Apple (a U.S. corporation) wholesale price $475,
Econ 302
Fall 2012
Problem Set 2
(Due Monday October 1st in class)
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(1) Cobb-Douglas Production Function the basics
In class we mentioned four properties t
Econ 302
Fall 2012
Problem Set 2
(Due Monday October 1st in class)
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(1) Cobb-Douglas Production Function the basics
In class we mentioned four properties t
Econ 302
Fall 2012
Problem Set 5
(Due Friday November 30 in Class)
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(1) Using consumption smoothing theory, rank the following from the biggest to the
smal
Econ 302
Fall 2012
Problem Set 4
(Due Wednesday November 14 in Class)
Please Print and Answer in the Provided Space
(1) Suppose households choose consumption C and the fraction of their time spent
wor
Final Review
CHAPTER 8: BUSINESS CYCLES
business cycles: fluctuations in aggregate economic activity in which many
economic activities expand and contract together in a recurring, but not a periodic,
Econ 302
Fall 2012
Problem Set 5
Please Print and Answer in the Provided Space
(1) Using consumption smoothing theory, rank the following from the biggest to the
smallest consumption increase among re
Econ 302
Fall 2012
Problem Set 2
(Due Monday October 15 in Class)
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(1) Growth Accounting I.
Assume three economies that experienced similar growth patterns
University of British Columbia
Econ 302
Final
Instructor: Alfred Kong
Name:
Student Number:
Total: 60 Points
Instructions: This exam contains two parts and is 150 minutes long. Part A has 35 multiple
1) The idea behind the Phillips curve is that _.
A) tight labor markets lead to inflationary pressures
B) when the unemployment rate is low, wages will increase
C) when firms raise wages to attract ne
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Chapter 6
Solow Growth
Model
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In this chapter, we will see
1) What equilibrium condition is useful in analyzing long-run
growth?
2) What effect does a higher savings rate have on long-r
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Chapter 9
IS Curve
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In this chapter, we will
1) discuss what is business cycle.
2) examine the economic data that underlie the
business cycle.
3) study the two schools of thought on bus
Solow Growth Model
In Class Exercise
1. Assume that the economys production function is Cobb-Douglas:
1
2
1
2
Y AK L
n 2%
A 5
s 5%
3
a) Suppose initially K = 10,000 and L = 1,000 in the economy at t
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Chapter 11
Aggregate Supply
and
the Philips Curve
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In this chapter, we will
1) understand how the economic professions views on the
Phillips curve evolved over time and how it has affec
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Chapter 10
Monetary Policy
and Aggregate
Demand
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In this chapter, we will
1) study the positive relationship between real interest rates
and inflation, which is called the monetary poli
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Chapter 3
Aggregate
Production and
Productivity
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In this chapter, we will look at
1) the production process in the aggregate economy
2) the fundamental factors of production
3) what det
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Lecture #27
Biased Sampling Demo
November 15, 2017
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Todays made-up world to test methodology
N <- 30
# number of clusters (investigator knows)
# different (investigator-known) cluster s
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Chapter 2
Measuring the
Macroeconomy
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Questions
1) What key data do macroeconomists look at?
2) How are key macroeconomic data estimated and calculated?
3) What is right and what is wro
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Welcome to Econ
302!
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Contact Information
Instructor: Alfred Kong
Office: Buchanan Tower 627
Office Hours: Tuesday 2:00 to 3:00pm
Email: [email protected]
TA: Bipasha Maity
Office: Buc
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Chapter 7
Romer Model
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In this chapter, we will
1) examine policies to promote productivity growth
2) develop a theory of economic growth that
analyzes productivity changes endogenously
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Chapter 12
The Aggregate
Demand and
Supply Model
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In this chapter, we will
1) develop the aggregate demand and aggregate
supply model from the previous three chapters
2) understand deve
Economics 302-001 Assignment #1
Wendy Kei
Deadline: Sunday September 27, 2015 at 11:59pm Pacic Time
Please let me know via email ([email protected]) if you spotted any errors.
Please submit yo
STAT 344, Fall 2017
Summary Notes
Unit #4: POLL OF POLLS
Over the last decade, one increasingly sees the results of poll aggregation in the media.
The essential task here is to synthesize together the
STAT 344, Fall 2017
Summary Notes
Unit #7: NON-RESPONSE
Say you did a survey and out of those sampled, 600 people chose to participate. But
others who were sampled chose not to participate. Of the 600
STATISTICS 344, Lecture #21
Cluster Sampling II
October 30, 2017
Do we recognize this?
And this?
And this?
And one more variant.
Motivating example from Activity
You have been asked to estimate:
The
STAT 344, Fall 2017
Summary Notes
Unit #6: SAMPLING WEIGHTS AND UNEQUAL CLUSTER SAMPLING
One feature of some study designs is that they arent fair. In a stratified sampling
context, for instance, a un
STATISTICS 344, Lecture #26
Deliberately Unfair Sampling, Continued
November 10, 2017
Recap from last time: The grocery sales problem
Want to estimate the total sales from the four stores, whose floor
STATISTICS 344, Lecture #33
Review and Closing Thoughts
November 29, 2017
My exam philosophy (same as before!)
Looking for demonstration of core skills
Looking for understanding of big-picture concept
STAT 344, Fall 2017
Summary Notes
Unit #4B: SIMULATING ELECTIONS
Its all well and good having polls that assess the popularity of a political party, or the
popularity of a specific candidate in a geog
STAT 344
Lecture #19
Simulating Elections, Continued
October 25, 2017
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Recall the problem at hand
Have (
pi , SEi ) describing what we know about pi in advance of the
election.
Simulate the elec
STAT 344, Fall 2017
Summary Notes
Unit #5: CLUSTER SAMPLING
With stratified sampling, we saw a way to use structure in a population to possible
advantage. Specifically, we could collect data via separ
STAT 344
Lecture #18
Simulating Elections
October 23, 2017
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Different things we might like to get at from poll
aggregation
Figure 1: fivethirtyeight.com site the day before the election
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