ECON
382:

INTRODUCTION
TO ECONOMETRICS


Queens
College, CUNY 
Department
of Economics

Powdermaker
Hall 306B

Office
Hours: T/Th 9:30am10:30am


Required
Text: 
Jeffrey
M. Wooldridge, Introductory
Econometrics: A Modern Approach,
4^{th} Edition.

Course
Website:

http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/~rvesselinov/econ382.html

Schedule: 
http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/~rvesselinov/econ382_lecture_notes.html

Course Description: 
3 lecture hr.; 1 lab
hr.; 3 credits
This course will begin with a review of statistics and hypothesis
testing, then introduce simple and multiple regression techniques; the
estimation of regression using ordinary least squares; inference; and
the use of statistical software to estimate economic
models.

Learning
Objectives: 
To be able to
conduct independently applied econometric analysis using empirical
data. To interpret the results of th econometric analysis and make the
appropriate conclusions for policy impementation.

Prerequisites:

Math
131 or equivalent and ECON 249
(Statistics
as Applied to Economics and Business) or equivalent.
*Any student that does not satisfy
the prerequisite will be dropped from this class.

Grading: 
Homework
problems
10%
Paper
10%
Exam 1 (Open Book)
25%
Exam 2 (Open Book)
25%
Final
Exam (Open Book) 30% 
Note:

No late homeworks
and no extra credit.

GENERAL
POLICIES 
Integrity.
Academic dishonesty of any form will not be
tolerated. Penalties for cheating can
range from a failing grade for an assignment to a failing grade in the
course. Additional disciplinary action is
also
possible through Queens College. Please
consult the CUNY policy on academic integrity for additional
information http://www1.cuny.edu/portal_ur/content/2004/policies/policies.html
.
Plagiarism:
Plagiarism
is a form of cheating. The assignments
that you submit for this course must be your individual work.
Attendance: Please arrive to class on time.
If tardiness becomes an issue, I will stop
admitting late students into the classroom.
Makeup
Exams: Makeup
exams will only be allowed in the event that a written,
documented, explanation is accepted. Makeup
exams may differ from the original
exam.
Cell
Phones: Turn off cell
phones and pagers during class. If you
need to be urgently reached please set the phone to vibrate, quietly
answer,
and leave the room for the remainder of your conversation.

Software:

STATA® (www.stata.com) – required for HW, you can use
PH 210 lab or buy a student version.
Help: (http://statcomp.ats.ucla.edu/stata/);
(http://fmwww.bc.edu/gstat/examples/wooldridge/wooldridge2.html)

Homework
Requirements: 
1. You may work
together but you
must write your homework yourself.
2. Answer the questions.
3. Show all calculations.
4. For computer problems include the relevant STATA output.
Example:

Course Grades: 
A+ (100%)

A (90%)

A (86%)

B+ (82%)

B (78%)

B (74%)

C+ (70%)

C (66%)

C (62%)

D+ (58%)

D (54%)

F (<54%) 
