# Applied Methods in Economics

The American College of Greece

## Course Description

• ### Course Name

Applied Methods in Economics

• ### Host University

The American College of Greece

• ### Location

Athens, Greece

Economics

• ### Language Level

Taught In English

• ### Prerequisites

EC 1000 Principles of Microeconomics
EC 1101 Principles of Macroeconomics
MA1001 Mathematics for Business Economics and Sciences
MA1105 Applied Calculus
MA 2010 Statistics I
MA 3111 Statistics II

• ### Course Level Recommendations

Upper

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### Hours & Credits

• US Credits

3
• Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
3
• Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
4
• ### Overview

DESCRIPTION:
Data categories. Databases. Applications of descriptive and inferential statistics in economics and finance. Model building and use in economics and finance. Model estimation.

RATIONALE:
This course is a natural extension of the courses in mathematics/ statistics/ economics/ finance that the student has taken. In this course the student will learn how to work with some of the most popular data bases that professionals are using, and apply statistical techniques for forecasting and/ or hypothesis testing purposes. The student will also learn how to design and estimate models in economics and finance.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
As a result of taking this course, a student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of different data categories.
2. Construct data sets from typical data bases
3. Summarize complex data sets using the appropriate descriptive statistics.
4. Identify and apply the appropriate inferential statistics methodology for hypothesis testing (means, proportions, standard deviations) for cross section and time series data.
5. Formulate fairly complex economic / financial relations by building the appropriate models.
6. Utilize regression techniques to estimate the parameters of economic/financial models

METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
In congruence with the learning and teaching strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
- Classes consist of lectures, question-answer periods, homework solution and practice sessions through software that enhance understanding the material through real world empirical problems and self- testing assignments.
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- Office hours: students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor, where they can ask questions and go over lecture material.
- Use of a blackboard site, where instructors post lecture notes, assignment instructions, timely announcements, as well as additional resources.

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