ECON 404 - Statistics for Economists
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, QR/1
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ECON 405 or STATS 265, 311, 400, 405, or 412.
Enforced Prerequisites:
ECON 101 and 102 and MATH 115 each with minimum grade of C.
Advisory Prerequisites:
STATS 250 (350).
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

The purpose of the course is to provide students with an understanding of the principles of statistical inference. Topics include probability, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, estimation, and simple regression. This is the standard statistics course offered by the department and provides a general overview appropriate for most students. Students interested in a considerably more advanced, calculus and proof-based version of this material are urged to consider 405 instead.

ECON 404 - Statistics for Economists
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Students will be auto-enrolled in section 100 when they elect sections 101-102.
002 (DIS)
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (DIS)
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

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ISBN: 0324658370
Statistics for business and economics, Author: David R. Anderson, Dennis J. Sweeney, Thomas A. Williams., Publisher: Thomson South-Western Rev. 10th 2009
ISBN: 0321584759
Probability and statistical inference, Author: Robert V. Hogg, Elliot A. Tanis., Publisher: Pearson/Prentice Hall 8th ed. 2010
ISBN: 0324581629
Introductory econometrics : a modern approach, Author: Jeffrey M. Wooldridge., Publisher: South Western, Cengage Learning 4th ed. 2009
ISBN: 0335223877
The Stata survival manual, Author: Pevalin and Robson., Publisher: Open University Press 2009
ISBN: 1597180483
Microeconometrics using Stata, Author: A. Colin Cameron, Pravin K. Trivedi., Publisher: Stata Press 2009
ISBN: 1429216220
Introduction to the practice of statistics, Author: David S. Moore, George P. McCabe and Bruce Craig., Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan 6th ed. 2008
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