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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ECO7426

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-11-10
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1873 2005-02-10
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Economics BA 00-1403-00
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Michael Loewy 46532

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ECO 7426 Econometrics III

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Econometrics III
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    ECO 6425, ECO 6405 or CC


    Course Description

    The aim of this course is to provide students several important advanced econometrics techniques and how they can be used in empirical research and practical applications. Emphasis will be on cross-sectional and panel data models.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This course covers econometric techniques that are important for doing empirical dissertations in economics and finance.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This is the third semester of a four semester sequence in econometrics. It commonly serves as one-half of an econometrics field in our PhD program, but is also taken by many of our MA students. The course also draws students from finance and statistics.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes. Four times.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Instructor must a PhD in economics and undertake empirical research.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    To provide students with several advanced econometric techniques that can be applied in empirical research and practical applications.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will be familiar with the techniques being taught and will be able to apply them to their own research.

    C. Major Topics

    Panel data, Nonlinear estimation methods, Limited dependent variable models, Sample selection, Count data, Duration model

    D. Textbooks

    Wooldridge, JM. "Econometric Analysis of Cross Section and Panel Data." MIT Press, 2002.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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