Fall 2022 - ECON 435 D100

Econometric Methods (5)

Class Number: 3655

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    WMC 2501, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 201 and ECON (or BUEC) 333, all with a minimum grade of C-. Entry into this course requires a minimum CGPA of 3.0 or permission of the department.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The application of econometric techniques to the empirical investigation of economic issues. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

The application of econometric techniques to the empirical investigation of economic issues. Quantitative.

Topics: 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.
The computer exercises will get you doing some real econometric analysis using the R software package. R is installed on the lab computers; details on lab hours and procedures will be announced in the first week of class. R is open source, so you can freely download a copy for your own use here: https://www.r-project.org.
I encourage you familiarize yourself with R before the start of the semester. You’ll find a good introduction here: https://www.r-econometrics.com/rbasicsintro/ There will be a course website on canvas. It is your responsibility to check it regularly. This is where assignments, readings, etc. will be posted.

Grading

  • Assignments 20%
  • Term Paper 40%
  • Exam 40%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Wooldridge, Jeffrey M. “Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach. 7th edition”

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Please note that, as per Policy T20.01, the course requirements (and grading scheme) outlined here are subject to change up until the end of the first week of classes.

Final exam schedules will be released during the second month of classes. If your course has a final exam, please ensure that you are available during the entire final exam period until you receive confirmation of your exam dates. 

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) at 778-782-3112 or caladmin@sfu.ca.

***NO TUTORIALS DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES***

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html