- my econometrics course
- statistics references and software

**lecture 1 – introduction to data analysis**- Pat Burns' "Spreadsheet Addiction"
- Jon Cryer's "Problems with Using Microsoft Excel for Statistics"
- Schmidt chaps. 0, 1 and 2
- homework 1
- Doviak and MacDonald,
"Who Defaults?" (
*NYER*, 2012) - Doviak and MacDonald, "Who Goes Into Foreclosure?" (2011)
- Doviak and MacDonald's mortgage default presentation (2012)
**lecture 2 – measures of central tendency and measures of variability**- Schmidt chaps. 3 and 4
- homework 2
*Psychology Today*dataset*Redbook*dataset- description of the datasets
- Ray Fair (
*JPE*, 1978). "Theory of Extramarital Affairs." **lecture 3A – probability and the binomial distribution****lecture 3B – the normal distribution**- Schmidt chaps. 5 and 6
- homework 3
- US state data
- description of the datasets
**lecture 4 – sampling and sampling distributions**- Schmidt chap. 7
- homework 4
- Mark Thoma (2011). "Nobel Prize: A Note on Chris Sims' Contributions"
- Mark Thoma (2011). "Christopher Sims and Tests for Causality"
**lecture 5 – parameter estimation**- Schmidt chap. 8
- homework 5
**lecture 6 – hypothesis testing**- Schmidt chaps. 9 and 10
- homework 6
- GDP per worker dataset
- US labor market dataset
- Mark Thoma (2011). "Nobel Prize: A Note on Chris Sims' Contributions"
- Mark Thoma (2011). "Christopher Sims and Tests for Causality"
**lecture 7A – correlation and regression****lecture 7B – goodness of fit**- Notes on Regression
- Schmidt chaps. 11, 12 and 14

- Marty J. Schmidt.
*Understanding and Using Statistics: Basic Concepts*.

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