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Jason Abrevaya, Chair 2225 Speedway, Stop C3100, Austin, TX 78712 • Admin: 512-471-3211 & Advising: 512-471-2973

Fall 2004

ECO 329 • Economic Statistics

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
31525 MWF
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
UTC 4.134

Course Description

Economics 329 is an introduction to Economic Statistics. The aim of the course is to familiarize students with methods of summarizing collections of measurements (data sets) of economic, political and business phenomena. Of particular concern will be an introduction to elementary probability theory and its use in the interpretation of summary statistics (inference) obtained from statistical data sets. A number of economic, political and business applications will be used to illustrate the methods.

Grading Policy

The course work will consist of two exams, two short quizzes plus some assigned problem sets. These quizzes will be held at the end of each of the classes scheduled on those days.

The components of the final grade are: final exam 40%, midterm exam 30%, quizzes 10% (5% each), and homework 20%.


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