Welcome to the Economics 250 website.
Welcome, too, to a fascinating subject that will change the way you think about all kinds of interesting questions. Is the world really getting warmer? Are rich people happier? Which party will win the next election? Can we forecast what will happen to the economy next year? Answers to questions like these rely on the tools of statistics, tools that are common to many fields.
We have an excellent book to guide us, and we shall discuss the main ideas and work on some problems in our class meetings, but the only way to really learn statistics is to practice by doing problems. It is best to set aside significant time each week to work on problems on your own rather than waiting until a few days before the final exam.
- [1 December 2016]: Class are now over: Good luck with your exams in this and your other courses!
- [1 December 2016]: Practice questions are now posted ("Assignment 3") on the Assignments page.
- [1 December 2016]: Updated office hours for the exam period.
- [20 November 2016]: Midterm 2 answers are now posted on the Assignments, Tests & Grades (and also listed in the Test Archive).
- [15 November 2016]: Midterm 2 is in two days. Writing will be split between the regular class and the nextdoor classroom, just like we did for midterm 1.
- [15 November 2016]: Assignment 2 answers are now available (from the assignments page).
- [31 October 2016]: Assignment 2 is now available (due Thursday, 10 November).
- [29 October 2016]: We have a change in TAs: Richard is taking over from Kevin, effective November 1st. His office hours are listed on the People page.
- [11 October 2016]: Reminder: Assignment 1 is due this Thursday, in class.
- [11 October 2016]: Midterm 1 is coming up soon (20 October); writing will be split between the regular classroom (BIO 1102) and the nextdoor classroom (BIO 1103).
- [11 October 2016]: I've extended my office hours to Wednesday, 12:30-2pm beginning this week.
- [14 September 2016]: Moved the second midterm back one class (to November 17th) (due to classroom availability).
- [13 September 2016]: The data sets from the textbook CD can be downloaded from the Resources page. You'll need the password, which will be given in class on Thursday, and is available from the instructor and TAs.
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