__Economics 102: Analysis of Economics
Spring 2016__

Economics 102 is intended to be of similar difficulty to Economics 100 and 101, and should be taken at a similar time, i.e. sophomore/early junior. It is required for the Economics major.

[The department also offers a more advanced regression course - Economics 140 (Econometrics) - see bottom of this page.]

**Syllabus: ****
**Course Syllabus

**Data Sets used in course: ****
**http://cameron.econ.ucdavis.edu/ECN102SPRING/AED_DATA.html**
Assignments used in course: **Posted at Smartsite

**Supplemental Handouts: **Past exams and other exercises

**Stata: **Short
Stata handout plus Additional
Stata Information if you want it

**Further Courses to Take: **Advice on courses to take after 102

**Data Sources: **Some data sources on the web (this is now
very old)

**Course Goals:**

(1) Locate economics data and provide meaningful economic analysis
of this data.

(2) Use the econometrics package Stata to produce charts, scatter
plots, descriptive statistics and simple linear regression.

(3) Provide a bridge between introductory statistics and more
advanced data analysis courses, e.g. between Statistics 13 and
Economics 140.

**Pre-requisites:**

Economics 1A-B, Statistics 13 or 32 and Math 16A-B or consent of
instructor.

The essential pre-requisites are exposure to introductory
lower-division courses in economics and statistics.

Not intended to be taken if Economics 140 has already been taken.

**Relationship between Economics 102 and 140 and looking beyond
140:**

Economics 140 is an advanced course that builds upon the
statistical methods presented in Economics 102.

It is required that you take an upper division statistics class or
Economics 102 before 140.

Note that, while you will receive full credit if you take 102 and
then 140, you will only get 2 units of credit if you decide to
take 102 after 140. This is because these courses complement each
other very well and there is no sense in taking 102 after 140.

If you have already taken Economics 140 and wish to further your
skills, possible courses include

Statistics 108 and Statistics 137 for data analysis and Statistics
130A-B or 131A-C for statistical theory.

*A. Colin Cameron / UC-Davis Economics / http://cameron.econ.ucdavis.edu/*