Statistical Method in Economics

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Fall 2013



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Course Description

This course is divided into two sections, Part I and Part II.  Part I, found here, provides an introduction to statistical theory. A brief review of probability will be given mainly as background material, however, it is assumed to be known. Topics include normal distribution, limit theorems, Bayesian concepts, and testing, among others. 

Part II prepares students for the remainder of the econometrics sequence and and can be found by visiting 14.381 Fall 2006


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This subject is divided into two sections. The Fall 2013 version covers topics taught in the first half of the course, and the Fall 2006 version covers the second half of the course.

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Anna Mikusheva. 14.381 Statistical Method in Economics. Fall 2013. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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