Tues Thurs 9.00 - 10.20 p.m. Hunt 100
Tuesday afternoon 3.30 p.m. - 5.00 pm.
Wednesday afternoon 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m..
Office hours: Wed 9-11 am in room SSH 0116
Dakyung Seong firstname.lastname@example.org Office hours: Mon 12-1 and Tues 2-3 pm in room SSH 120
William Volckmann email@example.com Office hours: Wed 3-5 pm in room SSH 0116
Sarah Quincy A01: Wednesday 12.10 - 8.50 pm 93 Hutchison
Sarah Quincy A02: Wednesday 1.10 - 2.00 pm 93 Hutchison
Dakyung Seong A03: Wednesday 2.10 - 3.00 pm 93 Hutchison
Dakyung Seong A04: Wednesday 3.10 - 4.00 pm 93 Hutchison
William Volckmann A05: Wednesday 5.10 - 6.00 pm 93 Hutchison
William Volckmann A06: Wednesday 6.10 - 7.00 pm 93 Hutchison
Economics 1A-B, Statistics 13 or 32 and Math 16A-B or consent of instructor.
The essential prerequisites are exposure to introductory lower-division courses in economics and statistics.
Relationship to Economics 140
Economics 140 (Econometrics) is a more advanced course that also covers the methods of Economics 102.
Economics 140 has Economics 102 or any upper division statistics class as a prerequisite. i.e. Those wanting to take Economics 140 do not have to take 102, but can instead take an upper division statistics class.
For more on possible data classes see http://cameron.econ.ucdavis.edu/e102/morestat.html
Topical Outline by Lecture Number:
For all topics an essential ingredient is that economics data be analyzed throughout. This includes case studies that include key introductory economics relationships, such as the Phillips curve.
1.- Introduction and getting going on Stata (chapter 1 + Stata).
B. Univariate: Analysis of a single economics variable
2. - Summarizing data using descriptive statistics and visualizing data using charts (chapter 2).
3. - Economics Data (chapter 3)
4. - Univariate data transformation (chapter 4)
5. - The sample mean (chapter 5)
6. - Statistical inference based on the sample mean using confidence intervals and t tests (chapter 6)
7. - Statistical inference generalizations (ch.7.1-7.2)
8. - ***** First midterm exam *****
C. Bivariate: The relationship between two economic
9. - Bivariate data summary: scatter plots, correlation and regression (chapter 8)
10. - The least squares estimates (chapter 9)
11. - Statistical inference on regression coefficients (chapter 10)
12. - Bivariate case studies (chapter 11)
13. - Data Transformations for bivariate regression (chapter 12)
14. - ***** Second midtem exam *****
4. Multivariate: The relationship between more than two
15. - Multiple regression (chapter 13)
16. - Inference for multiple regression (chapter 14)
17. - Case study (chapter 15)
18. - Data Transformations for multivariate regression (chapter 16)
19. - Model Checking (chapter 17)
20. - Review
Lecture Notes for Analysis of Economics Data 102. Available at Davis Copy Maxx (Phone: (530)758-2311 at 232 Third Street - corner of 3rd and University Avenue). This material will not be posted on the web. These lecture notes cover the entire course. (Earlier versions of the notes may also be adequate if Fall 2012 or later, though there have been substantial recent changes.)
The course website http://cameron.econ.ucdavis.edu/e102/e102.html has datasets, Stata programs, Stata introduction and past exams and solutions
|1. Univariate||Chapters 1-7, Appendix A-B
|2. Bivariate||Chapters 8-12|
|3. Multivariate||Chapters 13-16
|4. Additional topics||Chapter 17|
These are held in a university computer lab in Hutchison 93 or 2020 SciLab.
Computer Materials: Assignments use Stata.
Stata is installed in 93 Hutchison, 2060 Scilab and the Virtual Lab (after 2060 SciLab closes - see http://virtuallab.ucdavis.edu)
To see whether 93 Hutchison and 2060 SciLab are available see http://computerrooms.ucdavis.edu/available/.
If you choose to purchase Stata go to http://www.stata.com/order/new/edu/gradplans/student-pricing/
For this course and other economics classes Stata/IC is more than adequate and costs $45 (6 months), $89 (1 year); $198 (permanent copy).
To install Stata after it is purchased: (1) Choose the correct operating system (e.g. Windows or Mac); (2) Choose the correct version of Stata - the student price version is Stata/IC; (3) When you first run Stata after installation it will ask for an "authorization code". These codes are given in a pdf attachment you will received in the email from Stata following purchase (some are lengthy and it is easiest to cut and paste them in).
22.5% Thursday February 1
Midterm Exam2: 22.5% Thursday February 22
Assignments: 10% Due 9.00 a.m. Thursdays January 18, 25; February 8, 15; March 8, 15.
Final Exam: 45% Thursday March 22 3.30 p.m.-5.30 p.m. Comprehensive (about half on material up to 2nd midterm and about half the remainder).
Scores are posted at
Canvas. You have one week from when work is first returned
in class to raise any questions about grading.
AFTER THE FINAL EXAM IS TAKEN NO CHANGES WILL BE MADE FOR ANY REASON TO ANY SCORES RECORDED ON CANVAS.
Assignments are posted on Canvas under Files
Homeworks will be graded satisfactory (2%) or unsatisfactory (0%). Full solutions will be distributed. Satisfactory means a serious attempt to answer at least 80% of the questions. The lowest of the scores on the six assignments is dropped, i.e. no penalty for not handing in one assignment if the other five are graded satisfactory. No credit for late assignments. Academic honesty is required - see below.