Summer 2022 - ECON 333 D100

Statistical Analysis of Economic Data (4)

Class Number: 2782

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    EDB 7618, Burnaby

    We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
    EDB 7618, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 12, 2022
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    SSCB 9201, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 103, ECON 105, ECON 233 or BUS (or BUEC) 232 or STAT 270, MATH 157, all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Students with a minimum grade of A- in ECON 233, BUS (or BUEC) 232 or STAT 270 can take ECON 333 after 30 units. Students seeking permission to enroll based on their ECON 233, BUS (or BUEC) 232 or STAT 270 grade must contact the undergraduate advisor in economics.



An introduction to the use and interpretation of statistical analysis in the context of data typical of economic applications. Students with credit for BUEC 333 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.


: An introduction to the use and interpretation of statistical analysis in the context of data typical of economic applications.


The focus of this course is on linear regression, by far the most common method for analyzing the relationship between variables, applied to economic data. Emphasis will be placed on both the use and interpretation of this technique and dealing with common problems the econometricians face. Topics covered in this course include ordinary least squares, the classical regression model, statistical inference, specification, multicollinearity, serial correlation and heteroskedasticity.


Assignments will be given on a regular basis and will require the use of R, a programming language and free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. We will discuss the software in the beginning of the semester, and information will be posted on CANVAS to assist in learning R.


Course announcements, syllabus, additional notes, recommended practice problems, and assignments will be posted on CANVAS.



  • Tutorial Participation 5%
  • Online Quizzes 10%
  • Assignments 25%
  • Midterm Test 25%
  • Final Exam 35%



A.H. Studenmund. Using Econometrics: A Practical Guide (7th ed.) Pearson, 2017.
ISBN: 978-0134182742

Department Undergraduate Notes:

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