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Room  Date  Topic  Material  
L  G2  13.04.2011  Introduction  Slides 
L  G2  13.04.2011  
C  G2  19.04.2011  
L  G2  20.04.2011  Statistical
refresher: estimation and testing I 
Slides 
L  G2  20.04.2011  Statistical
refresher: estimation and testing II 

C 
PC  26.04.2011  Stata: an introduction I 
DoFiles I, 
L 
27.04.2011  Statistical
refresher: descriptive analysis I 
Slides  
L  27.04.2011  Statistical refresher: descriptive analysis I  
C  03.05.2011  Stata: an introduction II 
DoFiles II  
L 
04.05.2011  Matrix
algebra: vectors and matrices 
Slides  
L 
04.05.2011  Matrix Algebra: properties  Slides  
C  10.05.2011  Homework I 

L 
11.05.2011  The linear
regression model  I 
Slides  
L 
11.05.2011  The linear regression model  II  
C 
17.05.2011  Homework II (Ch. 2)  
L 
18.05.2011  Multiple Regression Analysis: Estimation (Ch. 3 ) I  Slides  
L 
18.05.2011  Multiple
Regression Analysis: Estimation (Ch. 3 ) II 

C 
31.05.2011  Homework III (Ch. 34) 

L 
01.06.2011  Multiple Regression Analysis: Inference (Ch. 4 )  Slides  
L 
01.06.2011  Multiple Regression Analysis: OLS Asymptotics (Ch. 5)  Slides  
C 
07.06.2011  Homework III (Ch. 56)  
L 
08.06.2011  Multiple
Regression Analysis: Further Issues (Ch. 6) 
Slides  
L 
08.06.2011  Multiple Regression Analysis: Binary Variables (Ch. 7)  I  Slides 

C 
14.06.2011  Homework (Ch 78) 

L 
15.06.2011  Heteroskedasticity (Ch.More 8)  
L 
15.06.2011  More on
Specification and Data Issues (Ch. 9) 

C 
21.06.2011  Homework (Ch 89) 

L 
22.06.2011  Basic
Regression Analysis with Time Series Data (Ch. 10)  I 

L  22.06.2011  Basic Regression Analysis with Time Series
Data (Ch. 10)  II 

C 
28.06.2011  Homework (Ch
10) 

L  29.06.2011  Further Issues in Using OLS with Time Series
Data (Ch. 11) 

L 
29.06.2011  Serial Correlation and Heteroskedasticity (Ch.
12) 

C 
05.07.2011  Homework (Ch 1112)  
L 
26.07.2011  Pooling Cross Sections across Time: Simple
Panel Data Methods  I 

L 
26.07.2011  Pooling Cross Sections across Time: Simple
Panel Data Methods  II 

C 
05.07.2011  Homework (Ch
13) 

L 
06.07.2011  Revision  
L 
06.07.2011  Revision  
C 
12.07.2011  Revision 

L 
13.07.2011  Final Exam 

L 
13.07.2011  Final
Exam 
Data used in the course
 Used during Class:
Life expectancy, 2002
CPS September, 2006  description (short version, full version)
Books
 Wooldridge, Jeffrey M. (2009), Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach, 4th Edition, South Western College Publishing, Mason (Ohio).
 Bauer, Thomas K., Michael Fertig und
Christoph M. Schmidt (2009), Empirische Wirtschaftsforschung: Eine
Einführung, Springer Verlag, Berlin.
 Greene, William H. (2007), Econometric Analysis, 6th Edition, Prentice Hall.
 Adkins, Lee C und R. Carter Hill (2008), Using Stata for Principles of Econometrics, 3rd Edition, Wiley.
Preparation
 Lecture: Please read and think through each chapter from the textbook before the course and note unclear issues and questions that we will answer during the lecture when we present/discuss the chapter.
 Class: During the first weeks you will get an introduction in Stata. In the following weeks groups of students will present their solution to the assignments. After their presentation we will have a common discussion of the results and solution.
Evaluation
 Final Exam: oral examination or written exam (90 minutes) depending on the number of students (60% of the final grade)
 Homework
assignments: In the tutorials students will be asked to solve all the
assignments (20% of the final grade). They will be also asked to present
one
homework in front of the class (20% of the final grade).
Interesting links
Everything about econometrics
 Econometric Textbooks links by Econometrics Journal
 (USfocused) Econometric Resources by John Kane
 Vox: The economists' voice
Researchbased policy analysis and commentary from leading economists
 The economics of beauty
'Beauty and the labour market', Interview with Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas, Austin)
'The Economics of Teeth, and Other Beauty Premiums', Freakonomics Blog  NYTimes.com
 The economics of obesity:
Trends in den USA, 19852008, (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
'Health Reform and Obesity', by Richard A. Posner (02.08.2009)
 Wieso ist es gut Statistik zu kennen
Statistik zwischen Klamauk und Analphabetismus von Hans Wolfgang Brachinger
Stata:
 'Stata Tutorial' des Carolina Population Centers
 'Rudiments of Stata' von Jeffrey M. Wooldridge
 'Introduction to Stata' von Christopher F. Baum
 'Stata Tutorial'  Princeton University
 'Stata for Researchers: Introduction'  Social Science Computing Cooperative
 'Stata Learning Modules'  UCLA
 'Stata Graph Examples'  UCLA
Data:
 Databases