Econ 113

Fall 2014

Professor Alan Spearot

Syllabus

Instructors and Office Hours

 Professor TAs Contact Alan Spearot Pia Basurto Can Kadirgan Arsenios Skaperdas Office Hours Wednesday 3:15 – 5:15PM 459 E2 Thursday 2:30-4:30PM 403F E2 Tuesday 3:00-5:00PM 403G E2 Monday 3:30-4:30PM Friday 11:30AM-12:30PM 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

MSI Sections

Monday 12:30-1:40, Crown 104

Wednesday 11:00-12:10, Oakes Learning Center

Thursday 12:00-1:15, Oakes Learning Center

First two weeks: Chapters 1 and 2

Assigned Friday Oct. 24th: Chapter 3

Assigned Friday Oct. 30th: Chapter 4

Assigned Monday Nov. 10th: Chapters 6 and 7

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

4th edition

5th edition

Computers and Data

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

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

Exams

Homeworks

Old Exams

For Final Exam, Fall 2014

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

For Midterm 1, Fall 2014

Problems in parentheses are relevant for Exam 1, Fall 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 1h, 1i, 2a, 2b)

F11 Exam 2  ANS  (All except 1c, 1d, 2a, 2f)

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

W13 Exam 2  ANS (All except 1d and problem 2)

S14 Exam 1  ANS(All except 2e)

For Midterm 2, Fall 2014

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

For Midterm 3, Fall 2014

F07  ANS  (Problem 2, 3a, 3b, EC)

S08  ANS  (2a-c, 2f-i, 3a, 3b ,3d)

F08  ANS  (2a-e, 2g-I, EC)

F09  ANS  (Problem 2, Problem 3 (except b))

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.

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