Spring 2023 - ECON 333 D100

Statistical Analysis of Economic Data (4)

Class Number: 3243

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
    BLU 9660, Burnaby

    Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    SWH 10041, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 103 with a minimum grade of C- or ECON 113 with a minimum grade of A-; ECON 105 with a minimum grade of C- or ECON 115 with a minimum grade of A-; 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.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

The focus of this course is on linear regression applied to economic data. Emphasis will be placed on both the use and interpretation of this technique. Topics covered in this course include: hypothesis testing, specification, multicollinearity, serial correlation, and heteroskedasticity. The statistical software used in this course will be R.

Grading

  • Assignments 15%
  • Term tests 45%
  • Final Exam 40%

NOTES:

You must be available during the scheduled class times. While lectures will be made available asynchronously through CANVAS, quizzes, tests and tutorials will be given synchronously.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Introduction to Econometrics - Fourth Edition by James Stock and Mark Watson (bundled with MyLab).


REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

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

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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