Classes


Econ 4630: Introduction to Econometrics (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Introduction to Econometrics is designed for business and social science undergraduates and beginning graduate students.  The prerequisites are principles of economics and an introductory statistics course.  Neither calculus nor matrix algebra are required.  However, the course is rigorous, especially for undergraduates, as we combine basic economics, algebra, statistical concepts and computer applications. Students gain much hands-on experience using real data. The students are taught to use the econometric software package EViews.

Econ 7630:  Econometric Methods I (Spring Semester)

Econometric Methods I is designed for graduate students at both the masters and Ph.D. level as well as advanced undergraduate students.  The prerequisites are calculus and matrix algebra.  A previous course in probability and statistics is not required but would prove useful.  The first third of the semester is designed to introduce students to the basic probabilistic and statistical tools that are used by researchers in a wide range of fields, including but not limited to, economics.  The latter two-thirds of the semester is designed to introduce the students to the use of linear regression methods. 

Econ 7631: Econometric Methods II (Fall Semester)

Econometric Methods II is designed for business and social science graduate students.  It is required for all Economics Ph.D. and Master's students, and it is frequently taken as well by graduate students in Finance, Accounting, Agricultural Economics and Sociology.  The prerequisites are Econ 7610 (multivariate calculus and optimization) and Econ 7631 (mathematical statistics and regression), or the equivalent.  Calculus and matrix algebra are required.  Students are taught to use the SAS statistical package for computations. The methods used in empirical research are the focus of this course, as well as their implementation and use.  Empirical examples are given and hands-on experience provided.

Econ 7632: Microeconometrics (Spring Semester)

Microeconometrics is designed for business and social science graduate students.  It is designed to provide a solid understanding of econometric theory and methods that are especially useful for microeconomic applications, which appear in many fields of study.  It is the first of two courses that are required of those who wish to earn a field of specialization in econometrics.  It is taken by Economics Ph.D. and Master's students, and is frequently taken as well by graduate students in Finance, Accounting, Agricultural Economics and Sociology.  The prerequisites are Econ 7610 (multivariate calculus and optimization), Econ 7630 (mathematical statistics and regression), and Econ 7631 (econometric methods), or the equivalent.  Calculus and matrix algebra are required.