Econ 117b. Introduction to Data Analysis and Econometrics

Day / time: 
T/Th 11:35 - 12:50 pm
Course Type: 
Undergraduate
Course term: 
Spring
Instructor(s): 

Core course

Introduction to data analysis from the beginning of the econometrics sequence; exposure to modern empirical economics; and development of credible economic analysis. This course emphasizes working directly and early with data, through such economic examples as studies of environmental/natural resource economics, intergenerational mobility, discrimination, and finance. Topics include: probability, statistics, and sampling; selection, causation and causal inference; regression and model specification; and machine learning and big data.

Prerequisites: ECON 108, 110, 115, or equivalent and familiarity with single variable calculus. Students who have taken 131 will not receive major credit for 117

Undergrad Course Category: 
Core
Methodology
Course Description: 
Course Description
Prerequisite List: 
Only intro micro as prerequisite