# ECON 7920

# Econometrics II

Dr. Philip Shaw

Dealy Hall, East 522

Phone: 718-817-4048

Email: pshaw5@fordham.edu

Office Hours: Monday 2:00pm-3:30pm & Thursday 2:00pm-3:30pm.

This class is a continuation of Econometrics I (ECON 7910). We will begin with nonlinear estimation which includes M-estimation, nonlinear regression methods, maximum likelihood methods, and generalized method of moments estimation (GMM). We will also provide an introduction to basic unobserved effects models including random and fixed effects models. Finally, we will conclude with a introductory exploration of basic time series models commonly used in econometrics.

The grading for the class breaks down as follows:

Midterm (40%)

Final Exam (40%)

Problem Sets (20%)

Textbooks:

Wooldridge, J., 2010. Econometric Analysis of Cross Section and Panel Data, MIT Press, Edition 2.

John Cochrane's Book on Time Series

Course Outline:

I. General Approaches to Nonlinear Estimation

1. M-Estimation and Nonlinear Regression

2. Maximum Likelihood Methods

3. Generalized Method of Moments and Minimum Distance Estimation

II. Linear Models

4. Basic Linear Unobserved Effects Panel Data Models

5. Introduction to Basic Time Series Models

Where to get R: http://cran.wustl.edu/

Simple Commands in R

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