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Fall, spring
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Studies statistical methods used to estimate and test economic models. After a review of basic probability and statistics, the method of ordinary least squares regression is examined in detail. Topics include the Gauss-Markov theorem, inference, multicollinearity, specification error, functional forms, dummy variables, heteroskedasticity and autocorrelation. Simultaneous equations and qualitative dependent variables may also be considered. A quantitative research paper is required. Prerequisites: Economics 249, 255. One unit.

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