Viewing: ECG 561 / ST 561 : Applied Econometrics I

Last approved: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 08:00:22 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 15:08:23 GMT

Changes proposed by: xzheng
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Major
ECG (Graduate Economics)
561
005591
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
Yes
Course Prefix:
ST
Applied Econometrics I
App Econometrics I
Poole College of Management
Economics (20EC)
45.0601
Economics, General.
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Xiaoyong Zheng
Professor
Graduate Faculty

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture1010NoEnrollment may slightly increase over time.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote


Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
11ECAMREconomics, Ag & Life Sci MRRequired
11ECAMSEconomics, Ag & Life Sci MSRequired
20ECLMREconomics, Mgmt MRRequired
20ECLMSEconomics, Mgmt MSRequired
Introduction and application of econometrics methods for analyzing cross-sectional data in economics, and other social science disciplines, such as OLS, IV regressions, and simultaneous equations models. Students should have had a statistical methods course at the 300 level or above as well as Calculus I and II.

Course title and descriptions are changed to better reflect what is currently being taught in the class. Course prerequisites are also changed accordingly.  


No

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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
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This course is part of Dr. Zheng's standard teaching load.

ECG 561 is the first class in our applied econometrics sequence (the second course is ECG 562 and the third one is ECG 590: Applied Microeconometrics).  Students in our terminal master’s track are required to take both ECG 561 and ECG 562, while ECG 590 is not required but highly recommended.  The focus of ECG 561 is the introduction and application of econometrics methods for analyzing cross-sectional data in economics, and other social science disciplines, such as OLS, IV regressions, and simultaneous equations models.  ECG 561 also serves as a foundation for more advanced econometrics courses, either in our Masters program or our Ph.D. program.  Finally, ECG 561 is intended to give students practical experience in applied econometrics using SAS.


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the students will be able to:


1. Formulate empirical linear regression models for estimating economic relationships and testing economic theories


2. Interpret estimation and testing results from linear regression models


3. Implement the estimation and testing of linear regression models using SAS 


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Multiple exams55Two midterms and one final.
Attendance15This includes class participation.
Homework307-8 homeworks.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See syllabus for details
mlnosbis 4/18/2018:
1) Effective date should be a future term.
2) Course length should be 16 weeks (week 16 is the final exam).
3) The prerequisite statement in the syllabus should be added to the end of the course description in CIM. This is not something that can be coded as a prereq, but it is relevant for the student to see in the course description.
4) Include more of a description for each of the graded components on the syllabus.

cohen (4/18/2018):
There is a typo in the B range in the syllabus. The range should be 86-87%.
If a student has an excused absence due to an unforeseen circumstance (for example, a death in the family or illness or...), will the instructor accept a late assignment? If so, it would be good to add a note to the effect that late assignments due to unforeseen circumstances will be handled on a case by case basis.

ABGS Reviewer Comments 8/27/2018:
-No concerns
mlnosbis (Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:33:02 GMT): Rollback: This is not a minor action given the extensive revisions to the course description. Please resubmit as a major action.
mlnosbis (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:29:14 GMT): Rollback: Rollback to initiator as requested.
mlnosbis (Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:49:38 GMT): The workflow did not route through Statistics, which is required since this course is cross-listed with ST. I have adjusted the workflow to route through ST and College of Sciences and will look into why the workflow triggered incorrectly.
xzheng (Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:50:00 GMT): All comments have been addressed.
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