EC203 @ Boston University
I am the instructor of this introductory level course in empirical analysis, i.e. applied statistics for economists. The purpose of the course is to gain an understanding of the uses and limitations of statistical methods as applied to a wide range of economic phenomena and policies, and to train students to use data to investigate economic questions. The first part of the course introduces descriptive statistics, and provides a foundation in probability and distribution theory. The second part of the course discusses random variables and the distributions of random variables. The third part of the course discusses statistical inference, e.g., hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, goodness-of-fit tests, and basic regression analysis. The topics covered in this course provide the foundation required to successfully complete EC 204: Empirical Economics II which will focus on applied econometrics.
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