Econ 113

Fall 2014

Professor Alan Spearot

 

Syllabus

 

Instructors and Office Hours

 

 

Professor

TAs

Contact

Alan Spearot

aspearot@ucsc.edu

Pia Basurto

mbasurto@ucsc.edu

 

Can Kadirgan

ckadirga@ucsc.edu

 

Arsenios Skaperdas

askaperd@ucsc.edu

 

Office Hours

Wednesday

3:15 – 5:15PM

459 E2

Thursday

2:30-4:30PM

403F E2

 

Tuesday

3:00-5:00PM

403G E2

 

Monday

12:30-1:30PM

3:30-4:30PM

403G E2

 

Discussion Sections

 

Thursday,

8:30 - 9:40AM

10:00 - 11:10AM Crown 202

 

Tuesday

6:00-7.10PM

7:30-8:40PM

Stevenson 151

 

Monday

5:00-6:10PM

6:30-7:40PM

Social Science 2 167


Lectures

 

Statistics Review

 

Reading Assignments

 

Book

 

The book for the class is Introductory Econometrics:  A Modern Approach by Jeffery Wooldridge.  It is mostly used as a reference, and used copies are fine (3rd edition or later.  Avoid the international edition).  Here are some links to various editions of the text:

 

3rd edition

http://www.amazon.com/Introductory-Econometrics-Approach-Applications-Solutions/dp/0324289782/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_2

 

4th edition

http://www.amazon.com/Introductory-Econometrics-Modern-Approach-Book/dp/0324660545/ref=pd_sim_sbs_misc_1

 

5th edition

http://www.amazon.com/Introductory-Econometrics-Approach-Jeffrey-Wooldridge/dp/1111531048

 

Computers and Data

 

Stata Gradplan

 

The $35 Small Stata will be sufficient for this class.

 

Wage Dataset  Description

Wage Panel Dataset  Description

 

Tutorial , Transferring to Word (written by Jae Hoon Choi)

 

Exams

 

Regrade Policy

Homeworks

 

Old Exams

 

Note:  Missing exams (without answers) are not available.

 

For Midterm 1, Spring 2014

Problems in parentheses are relevant for Exam 1, Spring 2014.  This includes questions from the second exam from previous years.

 

S08 Exam 1 ANS  (Problems 1 and 2)

F08 Exam 1 ANS  (Problems 2, 3 and 4)

W09 Exam 1 ANS (Problems 2 and 3)

F09 Exam 1 ANS  (Problems 2 and 3)

F10 Exam 1 ANS  (Problems 2 and 3)

F11 Exam 1 ANS  (Problems 2 and 3)

F12 Exam 1  ANS (Problems 2 and 3)

W13 Exam 1  ANS (Problem 2)

F09 Exam 2  ANS (All except 2b)

F10 Exam 2  ANS (All except 1i)

F11 Exam 2  ANS  (All except 1c)

F12 Exam 2  ANS  (All except 1h and 2c)

W13 Exam 2  ANS (All)

S14 Exam 1  ANS

 

For Midterm 2, Spring 2014

 

F09 Exam 3  ANS

F10 Exam 3  ANS

F11 Exam 3  ANS  - note – problem 1.i should refer back to 1.h

F12 Exam 3  ANS

W13 Exam 3  ANS

S14 Exam 2  ANS

 

For Midterm 3, Spring 2014

 

F07  ANS  (Problem 2, 3a, 3b, EC)

S08  ANS  (2a-c, 2f-h, 3a, 3b ,3d)

F08  ANS  (2a-e, 2g-I, 2l, EC)

F09  ANS  (Problem 2, Problem 3)

F11  ANS  (1a-b, 1d-f, Problem 2)

F12  ANS  (All)

Note that the confidence interval in 1-d is incorrect.  The correct CI is:

0.1493-2.575*0.0282<B<0.1493+2.575*0.0282

0.077<B<0.222

With 99% confidence, a 1% increase in the midterm 1 score is associated with a 0.077% and 0.22% increase in the final.

 

Also, 2f should refer back to the initial equation in 2e.

 

S14 Exam 3  ANS