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The University of Vermont
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Ec 200 - Econometrics & Applications
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Course Syllabus Introduction to Econometrics UVM EC 200 A Spring 2010 RM L309 Lafayette M W F 12 50 01 40 Prof John F Summa Ph D Office Old Mill Rm 236 Office Hours M W F 1 45 3 00 or by appointment Phone 802 656 4392 o 802 846 7509 c E mail jfsumma uvm edu Required Text Using Econometrics A Practical Guide 5th edition A H Studenmund This edition includes a student copy of the econometric software Eviews which is required for the course The bundled edition should be available in UVM s bookstore by the start of classes New and used editions meanwhile may be available through a number of online book vendors such as Amazon com and CampusBooks com ISBN 0321369262 Course Objectives Econometric techniques and methods have a wide range of applications in today s world The aim of this course is to provide a solid foundation for applying econometric modeling in the area of business and economics The course begins with a preview of essential statistical concepts then proceeds to the basic regression model and a definition of econometrics with a look at the widely used regression technique known as Ordinary Least Squares OLS Once key regression properties and examples are explored and the classical model fully understood violations of classical model assumptions and implications of these violations such as multicollinearity serial correlation and heteroskedasticity are addressed The course then moves into extensions of the basic model to time series models followed by dummy dependent variable models Additional areas to be covered should time permit include simultaneous equations structural and reduced form and forecasting methods 1 Learning Methodology Class lectures will follow closely the required text Using Econometrics A Practical Guide 5th edition A H Studenmund This edition provides all the essentials for an introduction to the key concepts and practical applications of econometrics including use of the leading econometric software Eviews Windows version As each chapter



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