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DECO 1905A - Introduction to Econometrics Using STATA

Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

Being comfortable with a computer. Knowing the basics of statistics.

Course Description

In an increasingly complex world, people who have to make important choices need tools for the decision-making process. Econometrics is one of those tools that facilitate decision making. The purpose of this course is to give students all the insights necessary for interpreting econometrics results . Through the use of econometrics software package STATA, we'll analyze and replicate influential studies from the economics science. The course will be in front of computer. After sessions handing software, each class will be devoted to replicate economics studies, understanding research protocol and its implementation.

Teachers

BONO, Pierre-Henri (Chercheur)

Course validation

The course will be assessed via one homework assignment accounting for 30% each of the final grade and a memoir of around twenty pages accounting for 60% of the final grade. 10% of the final grade is dedicated to class participation. Homework assignment and the memoir could be done by group of 3 students. The memoir is an empirical study in economics area.

Required reading

J. M. Wooldridge; “Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach”; 5th edition (2013), South-Western