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ECON 382:  


Visiting Assistant Professor

Phone: (718) 997-5444


Queens College, CUNY

Department of Economics

Powdermaker Hall 306-B

Office Hours: T/Th 9:30am-10:30am

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

Course Website:
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.
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 Book30%
No late homeworks and no extra credit.

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 .

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.

Make-up Exams:  Make-up exams will only be allowed in the event that a written, documented, explanation is accepted.  Make-up 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.
STATA® ( – required for HW, you can use PH 210 lab or buy a student version.
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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.

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%)

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