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ECON 485. Introduction to Econometrics

Credits: 3
Department: Economics
Description: Model development and statistical testing procedures, applied economic analysis. Model specification, properties of estimation procedures, statistical inference.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206; IS 242 or STAT 219 or higher.
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: Can be in-class course or hybrid course (online lectures combined with required in-class activities and exams) depending on the professor.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Distinguish between the art and science aspects of econometrics.
2. Recognize the differences between correlation and regression analysis.
3. Develop and estimate a single+equation OLS regression model.
4. Analyze regression results and test hypotheses regarding an underlying economic model.
5. Recognize situations when simple OLS regression analysis is problematic and provide alternatives or corrections.

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