Introductory Applied Econometrics
Professor: Steven Buck (email@example.com)
GSI: Andrew Crane-Droesch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lectures: Tuesday & Thursday 2-3:30 pm, 141 Giannini
Sections: Wednesday 9-10 am (247 Dwinelle)
3-4 pm (187 Dwinelle)
Professor Buck: Fridays 1-2:30pm (234 Giannini)
GSI Andrew Crane-Droesch: Tuesday 10-11:30am (234 Giannini)
Monday 3-4:30pm (on Mondays before problem sets are due)
We will use Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach, by Jeffrey M. Wooldridge. The most recent edition is the 5th, but earlier editions are acceptable. There will be several copies on reserve at Moffitt Library. Reserve call numbers will be posted here when they are available.
Problem sets will require you to use stata; a data analysis/statistical software program. We will begin using Stata in a tutorial during the second week of class. If you want to purchase your own copy of the software for your laptop or home computer, a single-user six-month license for Small Stata (sufficient for this course) is available through Berkeley's GradPlan for $32. (An annual license is $49.) Note that a license allows you to install the software on up to three of your own computers. See http://www.stata.com/order/schoollist.html to purchase (Select University of California, Berkeley, then look for the product you want). Software is delivered to campus for pick-up after your online purchase. There are often delays in delivering copies of Stata at the beginning of the semester, so if you are sure that you will take this class you should order a copy ASAP to ensure you receive it on time.
- Mar 9: More notes on OVB vs MCL posted in the section materials.
- Mar 8: Additional notes prepared by S.Buck discussing omitted variable bias versus multicollinearity posted.
- Mar 7: Midterm Study Guide (sent out via email 3/6): Note that the brief understanding of MLR 6 has been dropped from study guide, posted.
- March 6: Midterm Tuesday (March 11). QUIZ scheduled for March 18.
- Feb 28: Daily assignment 9 posted. Recommended for completion 3/4.
- Feb 27: Problem set 2 returned. Problem set 3 due on Thursday (3/6) (Pushed back from Tuesday)! Midterm review section (tentatively) scheduled for Friday March 7. Watch for an email announcement with the room. Read sections 4.1-4.4 in textbook.
- Feb 25: Quiz Thursday. Review Appendix B5 in textbook (on normal distribution), and appendix C6
- Feb 21: Problem set 3 posted. Due March 4.
- Feb 20: Daily assignment 8, and readings posted. REMINDER: midterm coming March 11.
- Feb 18: Daily assignment 7 posted
- Feb 18: Problem set 1 solutions on bspace
- Feb 13: Daily assignment 6 posted
- Feb 11: Section notes on distributions posted
- Feb 11: Study Chapter 3.1-3.3 for Thursday Feb 20
- Feb 9: Problem set #2 (due Feb 20) posted
- Feb 8: Daily assignment 5 (with correction to distribution) posted
- Feb 4: PS1 data (belatedly) posted
- Feb 1: Handouts 1-3 posted on the class handouts page
- Jan 30: Fourth daily assignment posted
- Jan 28: Third daily assignment posted
- Jan 23: Second daily assignment and short survey posted
- Jan 21: First daily assignment posted