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ECO 253 Introduction to Econometrics

This course introduces students to empirical work in economics. Regression for description, inference, and forecasting is presented in a non-formulaic, intuitive way. Microsoft Excel® is used to analyze data and perform Monte Carlo simulation. Heteroscedasticity and autocorrelation are covered. Students will also learn how to read and write empirical papers in economics. Economics majors are strongly encouraged to take this course in the sophomore year. This course is offered in the spring semester, 2010-2011.

Prerequisite: Division III 252.

Credits: 1