Fall 2019 - ECON 435 D100
Econometric Methods (5)
Class Number: 2886
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 6, 2019
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
1 778 782-3403
Prerequisites:ECON 201 or 301 and ECON (or BUEC) 333. Entry into this course requires a minimum CGPA of 3.0 or permission of the department.
The application of econometric techniques to the empirical investigation of economic issues. Quantitative.
Students in this course will learn basic econometric theory and practice. Emphasis will be on learning to do practical and careful analysis of microeconomic data.
Class time is divided between lecture and directed computer work as needed. Attendance is not included in the grading scheme, but I expect you to attend every class.
- Assignments 20%
- Midterm exam 1 20%
- Midterm exam 2 20%
- Term paper 40%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Computer software: The statistical package we will be using in this class is Stata. It is installed on the ECON student computing lab, to which you will have scheduled access. A student version of Stata for use in this course on your personal computers will be available for purchase at a reasonable price.
Wooldridge, Jeffrey M. “Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach.” Gencage/Nelson. I will be using the 7th edition, but 4th, 5th and 6th editions are fine. If you order from outside of North America, you can get a paperback version, which can be much cheaper.
Department Undergraduate Notes:
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