Fall 2022  ECON 837 G100
Econometrics I (4)
Class Number: 3648
Delivery Method: In Person
Overview

Course Times + Location:
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3611, Burnaby

Instructor:
Xiaoting Sun
xsa46@sfu.ca

Prerequisites:
ECON 835 or equivalent.
Description
CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:
Develops a foundation for econometric theory and applied econometrics. Topics may include an introduction to measure and probability theory, integration and mathematical expectations, stochastic limit theory, asymptotic theory, mathematical statistics, multiple linear regression, and an introduction to GMM and maximum likelihood estimation.
COURSELEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
This course is an introduction to probability theory and statistical inference designed for first year economics Ph.D. students. Students are expected to have taken calculus, linear algebra and some introductory probability and statistics.
Topics: Probability Theory; Measure Theory; Identification; Statistical Inference.
Grading
 Assignments 20%
 Midterm 35%
 Final Exam 45%
Materials
RECOMMENDED READING:
Recommended Text:
 Hogg, Craig and McKean, 2018, "Introduction to Mathematical Statistics," 8th edition, Pearson.
 Casella and Berger, 2002, “Statistical Inference”, Second Edition, Duxbury.
 Cameron and Trivedi, 2005, “Microeconometrics: Methods and Applications”, Cambridge University Press.
 Li, Q., & Racine, J. S. 2007, “Nonparametric econometrics: theory and practice”, Princeton University Press.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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Registrar Notes:
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