Fall 2023 - ECON 435 D100
Econometric Methods (5)
Class Number: 2886
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
1 778 782-7092
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.
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 to 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.
- Assignments 20%
- Term paper 30%
- Exam 50%
Wooldridge, Jeffrey M. “Introductory Econometrics: A Modern
Approach" 7th edition, PUBLISHER: CENGAGE LEARNING
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