ECON 251 - Introduction to Statistics and Econometrics II
Fall 2020, Section 200
Instruction Mode: Section 200 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, QR/1
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ECON 452 or ECON 454. Students may take only one of the following courses for credit towards graduation: ECON 251, ECON 452, and ECON 454.
Enforced Prerequisites:
With a minimum grade of C, MATH 115, 116, 121, 156, 185, 186, 215, 255, 256, 285, 295, or 296; AND with a minimum grade of C-, either ECON 249, STATS 250, STATS 280, ECON 451, IOE 265, STATS 412, or STATS 426.
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:

Description

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of econometric analysis. To this end, the primary focus is on simple and multiple linear regressions under the classical assumptions. Extensions include testing hypotheses for single and multiple linear restrictions; regression with binary variables, basic regression with time series data, and other deviations from the classical assumptions. More advanced topics can include instrumental variable estimation,the difference-in-differences estimator, and basic panel data analysis.

The course will put a heavy emphasis on empirical applications; econometric theory will be discussed where necessary but will not be the central focus.

Course Requirements:

Testing will be online via Canvas and synchronous, i.e. every students in the course should take all course assessments at the same time (most likely during the initially announced course time Tu/Th 4:00PM - 5:30PM).

Intended Audience:

Students with a strong mathematical background seeking a more advanced treatment of the material may wish to consider ECON 452 instead. The knowledge attained in the course will be valuable for students who consider a career in economics, business, marketing, finance, and other related fields.

Class Format:

ECON 251.200 will be taught entirely online and asynchronously during Fall 2020.

Schedule

ECON 251 - Introduction to Statistics and Econometrics II
Schedule Listing
100 (LEC)
 Online
12026
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Students will be auto-enrolled in section 100 when they elect sections 101-102.
101 (DIS)
 Online
12027
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
102 (DIS)
 Online
12028
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
200 (LEC)
 Online
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Students will be auto-enrolled in section 100 when they elect sections 101-102.
201 (DIS)
 Online
22880
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TBA
202 (DIS)
 Online
22881
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203 (DIS)
 Online
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204 (DIS)
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TBA

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