Introductory Applied Econometrics

Spring 2014

Professor: Steven Buck (
GSI: Andrew Crane-Droesch (

Lectures: Tuesday & Thursday 2-3:30 pm, 141 Giannini
Sections: Wednesday 9-10 am (247 Dwinelle)
                                    3-4 pm (187 Dwinelle)

Office Hours
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)

Class Handouts
Daily Assignments
Problem Sets
Section Materials

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 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.