2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

ECO 255 Statistics for Economists

3 hours 

This course is an introduction to statistics specifically designed to address economic and other social science phenomena, such as unemployment, poverty, discrimination, inflation, economic growth, and inequality. Basic elements of probability and sampling theory, statistical estimation, regression analysis, and hypotheses testing are emphasized. Students will use elementary econometrics and other applications of statistical tools to assess economic data and will learn to make statistical calculations. The course provides a solid foundation in statistics for economists and other social scientists.




ENG 101; and ECO 105, and MAT 108 or MAT 141 or MAT 241 or MAT 242 or higher (or permission of the instructor)