Economics 310 Economic Statistics: Measurement in Economics

This site provides resources for students in Economics 310 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison for Fall 2004 Semester


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LECTURE: MW 2:30-3:45 165 BASCOM Effective on Monday 13 September (Supersedes 3425 Sterling)

LAB 301: W 3:50-5:45, 6116 Social Sciences
LAB 302: T 4:20-6:15, 6106 Social Sciences
LAB 303: R 1:20-3:15, 119 Van Hise (changed from 226 Animal Sciences)
LAB 304: W 3:50-5:45, 6322 Social Sciences
LAB 305: R 4:00-5:50, 6203 Social Sciences
LAB 306: F 9:55-11:50, 499 Van Hise

Professor Menzie Chinn
Office Hours: M4-6
Office: 7418 Social Sciences Bldg.
Phone: (608) 262-7397
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Teaching Assistants

Shin Kanaya
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Jeremy Sandford
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Michael Malcolm
Office: 6473 Social Sciences Bldg.
phone: 263-3884

Course Syllabus

Ec310 Syllabus in PDF file.

Economics 310 is a course in probability and statistics with applications to economic and business problems. Much of applied economics is empirical in nature; hence, the understanding and application of statistical reasoning is key. We will also devote some time to regression analysis, the primary means by which economists measure the strength of economic relationships (e.g., price elasticities, the marginal propensity to consume, etc.).

The textbook is McClave, Benson and Sincich, Statistics for Business and Economics 9th Edition (Prentice-Hall, 2004). available at the University Bookstore.

Grading will be based upon five problem sets (20%), two midterms (40%) and one comprehensive final (40%).

Important Dates

Course Materials and Sources of Economic Information

Downloadable Course Materials

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Data Sources


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Economic Statistics/ UW Madison / / 16 December 2004