Department of Economics
Seoul National University
Professor Keunkwan Ryu
604, Building 16
Lectures on Mon, Wed 09.00 – 10.15 a.m. at 83-505
The best way to contact me is through the course website at http://ezstat.co.kr.
Discussions among you, fellow students, TAs, and me will be most efficiently
handled through the website. In addition, I hold the office hours as follows.
Monday and Wednesday 10:30-11:30 a.m. at 16-604
If the above hours do not fit into your schedule, you may email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
This course will try to fulfill two goals. First, it will provide a thorough exposure
to the economic applications of multiple regression techniques. Second, it will
provide an introduction to a broad variety of more advanced econometric
techniques. This course will emphasize applications than pure theory.
I assume familiarity with the basics of linear algebra, statistics, and multivariate
calculus. If your knowledge of these is "rusty," you will need to take extra effort
to learn them on your own. You will also need to know how to analyze statistical
data using a programming language or a package of your own choice. If you do
not yet know one, we will devote early TA sessions to let you learn GAUSS, a
statistical and mathematical language.
Introductory Econometrics 4/E a Modern Approach (available in the campus
Grading and Exams:
There will be one midterm and a final exam. The midterm counts for 30%; the
final exam is 50%; homework counts for the remaining 20%. There is no formal
grade for participation, but if you are one of the students who (in my judgment)
contributes most to the quality of class discussion your grade will be raised if
you are on the borderline. (Both midterm and final are open-book exams.)
Midterm: Oct. 25, 2008, saturday, 8-10 p.m.
Final Exam: Dec. 13, 2008, saturday, 7-10 p.m.
There will be eleven sets of homework assignments during the semester.
Depending upon how good a job you do, your homework will receive a check-
plus (4 points), a check (3 points), or a check-minus (2 points) if you turn it in;
otherwise you receive 0 points. Turn in Homework by 3 p.m. on each due date.
Due dates will be announced later. Late homeworks will not be accepted.