This class is designed to concentrate the quantitative analysis using mathematics, statistics, and
regression analysis. We will briefly discuss about statistics concepts related with population and samples, descriptive
statistics, distributions, and inference and hypothesis tests.
We will spend most of the quarter on regression analysis; identify when regression
analysis is the appropriate tool, what regressions reveal (and what they don't), how regression
analysis can be adapted to problems that initially looked impossible, and how to tell if regression
analysis is misused. We will examine the assumptions underlying regression analysis and the
consequences when these assumptions are violated. There will be examples in class, homework,
and computer exercises using STATA. We will use current and historical data to
analyze various economic and business situations.
