ECN3971, STATISTICS APPLIED TO ECONOMICS I
Dr. ALI R. MOSHTAGH
2605 COLEMAN HALL
(217) 581 - 2916
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
OFFICE HOURS: 9:00
- 10:00 am MWF, 8:30 - 9:20 TR
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Measures of central tendency and dispersion, statistical distributions, regression, and hypothesis testing with applications to economics.
I. INTRODUCTION
II. DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
III. DATA SUMMARIZATION
IV. INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS
V. DISCRETE PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS
VI. CONTINUOUS PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS
VII. SAMPLING DISTRIBUTIONS
VIII. ESTIMATION
IX. HYPOTHESIS TESTING
X. REGRESSION AND CORRELATION
GRADE POLICY:
Your grades will be based on the accumulated total of your scores on the following:
2 EXAMs @ 100 Points each = 200 Points
FINAL EXAM = 100 Points
TOTAL = 350 Points
GRADING SCALE:
The following grading scale will be used to assign letter grades for the course:
NOTE 1:
No EXAM grade will be eliminated. No EXAM will be made up unless arrangements have been made PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED EXAM DATE. Late assignments will NOT be accepted.
NOTE 2:
If you have a documented disability and wish to receive academic accommodations, please contact the Coordinator of the Office of Disability Services (581-6583) as soon as possible.
NOTE 3:
"Each faculty member has the authority to establish the conditions for student cell phone use in his/her classroom. These conditions are at the discretion of the faculty member, but will provide that a university-initiated campus security text message can be received and disseminated to those in the classroom in a timly manner." Eastern position on cell phones in classrooms.
TEXTBOOKS:
Statistics for Business and Economics by Paul Newbold, William Carlson and Betty Thorne, Sixth Edition, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 2007, http://www.prenhall.com/newbold
EVEN YOU CAN LEARN STATISTICS - A GUIDE FOR EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN AFRAID OF STATISTICS by David M. Levine and David F. Stephan, Second Edition, Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as FT Press, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 2010.
YOU MUST BRING YOUR BOOKS TO CLASS. PLEASE!
SPECIAL DATES IN THE SPRING TERM 2014 CALENDAR
Classes Begin: January 13, 2014
M.L. King's Brithday Observance-No Classes: January 20
Last Day to Drop a Course With No Grade: January 27
W for Course Withdrawal Beings: January 28
Lincoln's Birthday Observance-No Classes: February 14
Mid Term: March 6
Spring Recess: March 10 - 14
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course or University with W: April 4
Final Examinations: May 5 - 9
Deadline to Return Books/TRS/No Fine 3 p.m. May 9