Course Description

Course Name

Statistics for Economists

Session: VSOS3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


A Brief Course Outline

We will cover Chapters 1-11, and 14 in the text. In the first third of the course, we will discuss basic probability theory(Chapters 1-6). In the second third, we will cover sampling theory, estimation and hypothesis testing (Chapters 7-11). In the final third of the semester, we will discuss the bivariate regression model (Chapters 4 and 14). By the end of the semester, you should be able to read and understand basic economic research that uses the techniques we have developed in class.

Required Texts:

Weiss, Neil A., Elementary Statistics, 8th Edition, Boston, MA: Addison-Wesley, 2012.

Delwiche, Lora D., and Susan J. Slaughter, The Little SAS Book, Third Edition, Cary, NC: Sas Institute, 2003.

Mathematical requirements:

You should refresh your memory of algebra and basic calculus before the first day of the class. I expect you to understand the concept of derivative. If you did not learn calculus during high school please reserve one or two weeks before the start of the semester and study by yourself using high school math book like ?JungSeok?.

*Course content subject to change