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Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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ECON 6560 - Introduction to Econometrics

This course is an introduction to econometric data analysis. The statistical methods covered enable analysis of relationships between variables in data, with special attention to identification of true causal effects. Topics covered include linear and simple nonlinear regression models, internal and external validity, methods for panel data and binary dependent variables, instrumental variables methods, use of experimental and quasi-experimental data, and basic time series methods. The course includes hands-on data analysis and report writing.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: MATH 2010 or equivalent, ECON 2010 or equivalent, and approved statistics course or permission of instructor.

When Offered: Fall and spring terms annually.

Cross Listed: Cross listed with ECON 4570; students cannot obtain credit for both courses.

Credit Hours: 3

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