Quantitative Methods in Economics|
|Certificates: Applied Data Science, The Study of Education|
|Course Cluster: Data Analysis Minor, Education Studies Minor|
This course is an introduction to quantitative techniques widely used by economists. Topics include various methods of applied statistics that facilitate the understanding of economic literature and the pursuit of empirical research: elements of probability, correlation, multiple regression, and hypothesis testing. The weekly lab sections are required; labs explore issues relating to the nature and sources of economics data and introduce appropriate statistical computing tools. This class will meet three times each week: twice with an economics professor, and once with a Quantitative Analysis Center (QAC) instructor.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CADS)(DATA-MN)(ECON-MN)(ECON)(EDST-MN)(PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Special Attributes: CQC|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Students will use a free e-book titled "Statistics for Economists: A Beginning" by John E. Floyd, which can be downloaded at https://www.economics.utoronto.ca/jfloyd/stats/ecstats.pdf. Additional, optional supplementary reference materials may be shared with students.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly problem sets, three exams, a research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Workshops on computer skills, use of statistical packages, and data access will be required approximately 3-4 times during the semester at hours outside of regularly scheduled class times.
Completion of Math 118 or Math 122 required, or placement by the Math Department into a 200 level math course. Pre-req overrides will be approved by the Professor teaching Section 01 of ECON 300.
|Instructor(s): Moursli,Reda Kaparakis,Emmanuel I. Times: .M.W... 02:50PM-04:10PM; .....F. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 33||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 24||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 3||SO: 30||FR: 0|
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