Spring 2015

Professor
Steven Buck (stevenbuck@berkeley.edu)

GSI: Sylvan
Herskowitz** **(sherskowitz@berkeley.edu)

Lectures: Tuesday & Thursday
2-3:30pm, 3108 Etcheverry

Sections: Wednesday 9-10 am, 136 Barrows

4-5 pm, 145 Moffitt

Office Hours

Professor Buck: Friday 1:30-2:30pm, 236 Giannini Hall

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

Exams

ANNOUNCEMENTS

February 15:

·
Recent materials have been uploaded to the Class Handouts link and lecture slides have been posted to Bcourses.

January 29:

·
The
Stata introduction session will be tomorrow, January 30^{th}, at 4pm
for those in the morning section and at 5pm for those in the afternoon
section. It will be in Giannini 234.
Materials are posted on the “Section Materials” page of this website.

January 27:

·
This
week’s section locations will be in the same place as stated on the
syllabus. However, after this week the
afternoon section will switch to Moffitt 145.

·
A
Stata extra help session will be scheduled for this Friday at 4pm. The room is still TBD.

January 20:

Text

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.

Software

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
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.**