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ECON 612. Econometrics. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisite: ECON 501. Provides empirical content to theoretical concepts in economics by formulating and estimating models. Introduction to analysis with pooled cross-sections, time series and panel data. Focuses on analytic solutions when the classical OLS assumptions such as homoskedasticity and strict exogeneity are violated. Special emphasis on the difference-in-difference model, instrumental variable estimation and related approaches.