ECN 215 : Econometric Theory and Methods

Allin Cottrell, Wake Forest University, Fall 2016

   * Syllabus
   * Guide to your econometric project
   * Website for the gretl econometrics program
(or local downloads for 64-bit Windows, 32-bit Windows or Mac OS X)


   * Notes on probability
   * Notes on sampling and hypothesis testing
   * Regression analysis: basic concepts
   * OLS using matrices
   * OLS "cheat sheet"
   * Qualitative variables and regression analysis
   * Maximum likelihood estimation: some basics
   * Key probability distributions in econometrics
   * Models for a binary dependent variable
   * Glossary of basic terms


   * Probability
   * Sampling and hypothesis testing
   * Simple linear regression

Some data sources:

   * FRED at the St Louis Fed
   * The Economic Report of the President
   * The Econometrics Laboratory Software Archive at UC Berkeley


   * Various working files on the Econ department server.
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