Fall 2016 Econ 2123 Section 85

Regression analysis is the basic statistical technique economists use to examine the empirical evidence for relationships posited by economic theory. We will begin with the classical regression model. Then we will question the assumptions underlying the model (i.e. we will become more realistic about what information a researcher is likely to have) and explore additional techniques that can be used when those assumptions are violated. The goal of the course is to introduce you to both the theory and practice of regression: how to design and estimate a regression model with actual data, how to interpret regression results, and critically analyze the validity of the techniques that you and other researchers use.


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