Introductory Applied Econometrics

Spring 2015

Professor Steven Buck (

GSI: Sylvan Herskowitz (

Lectures: Tuesday & Thursday 2-3:30pm, 3108 Etcheverry
Sections: Wednesday 9-10 am, 136 Barrows
                                    4-5 pm, 321 Haviland

Office Hours
Professor Buck: TBA
GSI Sylvan Herskowitz: Thursday 10:00-11:00am, 236 Giannini Hall

                              Mondays 10:30am-noon, 236 Giannini Hall on weeks before problem sets are due



Class Handouts

Daily Assignments

Problem Sets

Section Materials





January 20:

We will use Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach, by Jeffrey M. Wooldridge.  The most recent edition is the 5th
th, but earlier editions are acceptable substitutes.  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 a data analysis and statistical software program called Stata. 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 $35. (An annual license is $49.)  Note that a license allows you to install the software on up to three of your own computers.  See 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.