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DECO 2000A - Introduction to Econometrics using STATA

Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Autumn and Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

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Course Description

This course is an applied-oriented course for undergraduate students in economics. Its main objective is to provide students with an introduction to econometric methods needed for empirical analysis in economics and other related disciplines. The course demonstrates problems involved in the empirical measurement of economic relationships and techniques used to solve the problems. Through the course, we will learn and get familiar with the software package STATA, of which we'll use to analyze studies from the economics science. While ideas and applications of various econometric methods are of prime importance, technical and theoretical details are also presented

Teachers

NIKIEMA, Charlemagne (Etudiant)

Course validation

The course will be assessed via two homework assignments accounting for 20% of the final grade, a mid-term exams accounting for 20% of the final grade and a memoir of around 15 pages accounting for 50% of the final grade. 10% of the final grade is dedicated to class participation. Homework assignments and the memoir could be done by group of 3 students at most. The memoir is an empirical study in economics area.

Additional required reading

  • Lawrence C. Hamilton (2013), Statistics with STATA, Belmont, CA: Cengage
  • Gujarati, D. N. and Porter, D. C. (2008), Basic Econometrics, McGraw-Hill, New York (5th edition)
  • Wooldridge, J. M. (2000), Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach, South- Western, Andover
  • Christopher F. Baum (2006), An Introduction to Econometrics Using Stata, Stata Press