Introductory Applied Econometrics

Fall 2015


Professor Elisabeth Sadoulet (

GSI: Erin Kelley (

Lectures: Tuesday & Thursday 9:30-11:00am, 20 Barrows
Sections: Wednesday 9-10 am, 103 Moffitt
                                           4-5 pm,  3109 Etcheverry

Office Hours
Professor Sadoulet: Wednesday 11am-12pm, 133 Giannini Hall
GSI Erin Kelley: Friday 11:00-12:30pm, 244 Giannini Hall

Additionally, on Mondays before problem sets are due Erin will have office hour 2-3:30pm



Class Handouts

Daily Assignments

Problem Sets

Section Materials




September 9th

From now on announcements will be made via bcourses (where messages are sent directly to your inbox!).  Remember all solutions (section solutions, daily assignment solutions and problem set solutions) are also posted in bcourses.


September 2nd:

-     The Additional Stata Session will be held on Wednesday September 9th from 5pm-6pm (for those in the afternoon Section) and from 6pm-7pm (for those in the morning Section). They will be held in Giannini 248.


September 1st:

-     The course’s bCourses site has been launched and you should be able to log in.  This website will still be the primary source of information and resources for the course, but the bCourses site will be used for giving you back your grades and posting solutions to problem sets. 

-     For general email correspondence about the course such as questions about assignments or technical problems, you should  first email Erin - you do not need to copy Professor Sadoulet on the email.  Erin can determine when/if it is necessary to discuss the issue with Professor Sadoulet.

-     There are now 7 textbooks on reserve in Moffitt library reserves.  One copy is restricted to two-hour withdrawals.  The other six allow you to keep them for up to a week at a time.

-     Erin will post some notes on getting started with Stata on this website under “Section Materials”.  If you are struggling with getting the program working, then you can come to an additional GSI session that will be held next week (time and place TBD- please check back)


August 18:


-     There will be no section on August 26th


-      We will use Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach, by Jeffrey M. Wooldridge.  The most recent edition is the 5thth, 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 $38. (An annual license is $54.)  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).