ECON 405 - Introduction to Statistics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, QR/1
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in IOE 265, STATS 265, 400, or 412. Students with credit for ECON 404 can only elect STATS 405/ECON 405 for 2 credits and must have permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
MATH 116 with C- or better.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Juniors and Seniors may elect 405 concurrently with ECON 101 or 102.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

STATS 405 / ECON 405 is a very accelerated introduction to mathematical statistics that requires complete fluency with advanced differential calculus. The purpose of the course is to provide students with a deep theoretical understanding of the foundations of statistical inference. Topics include probability theory, experimental and theoretical derivation of sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, and properties of estimators including maximum likelihood and method of moments. In practice most students enrolling in STATS 405 / ECON 405 have experience in advanced calculus beyond the required MATH 116, are typically planning to enroll subsequently in STATS 406 / ECON 406, and often are considering graduate study in economics or statistics. Students looking for a general, less mathematical treatment are urged to consider instead STATS 404 / ECON 404, which covers the same material.

ECON 405 - Introduction to Statistics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
13319
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2
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE WHEN THEY ELECT A DISCUSSION SECTION. DISCUSSIONS BEGIN MEETING AFTER THE FIRST LECTURE.
002 (DIS)
P
13321
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1
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
13323
Closed
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1
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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An Introduction to Mathematical Statistics and It's Applications by Larsen/Marx; 4th Edition (Dec 10, 2005);ISBN 978-0131867932; Prentice Hall
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A Student Solutions Manual for Introduction to Mathematical Statistics and It's Applications by Richard Larsen; ISBN 978-013187963; Prentice Hall
Required
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