Checking date: 17/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Econometrics I
Study: Master in Economic Analysis (68)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Economics

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 9.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Calculus, Linear Algebra and Statistics at B.Sc. in Economics level.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
This course provides the probability and statistics background for Econometrics II as well as the rest of quantitative courses taught in our Ph.D. program. The course assumes that the student has knowledge of Calculus, Algebra and Statistics needed for standard Econometrics courses at a Bachelor level. At the end of the course the student is expected to acquire the probability and statistical tools needed to read research articles in professional journals.
Description of contents: programme
PART I: PROBABILITY THEORY 1.- Probability spaces and random elements. 2.- Integration and differentiation. 3.- Distribution and its characteristics. 4.- Conditional expectations. 5.- Asymptotic theorems. PART II: STATISTICAL INFERENCE 1.- Population, sample and moments. 2.- Statistical inference. 3.- Asymptotic criteria and inference. 4.- Estimation in parametric models. 5.- Hypotheses tests. PART III: LINEAR MODEL 1. Modeling linear and nonlinear relations. 2. Finite sample inferences using OLS and ML. 3. Asymptotic inferences. 4. Identification and misspecification. 5. GMM/IV estimation.
Learning activities and methodology
Training activities Lectures Practical classes Problem Sets Individual student work Tutorials Teaching methodology Exhibitions in class with teacher support and audiovisual media, in which the main concepts of matter are developed and the literature is provided to supplement student learning. Practical classes with resolution of exercises and problems that illustrate the theory and allow to study particular cases and small extensions. Problem sets to solve at home individually, helping to systematize the study of the subject and to revise fundamental concepts.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 55
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 45
Basic Bibliography
  • Hayashi, F.. Econometrics.. Princeton University Press.. (2000)
  • Shao, J.. Mathematical Statistics.. Springer. (2003)
  • Shao, J.. Mathematical Statistics: Exercises and Solutions.. Springer.. (2005)
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Amemiya T.. Advanced Econometrics. Harvard University Press. (1985)
  • Ash, R.. Probability and Measure Theory. Academic Press.. (2000),2nd Edition.
  • Bickel, P.J. and K.A. Doksum. Mathematical Statistics, vol. 1,2.. Prentice-Hall.. (2001)
  • Bierens, H.. Introduction to the Mathematical and Statistical Foundations of Econometrics.. Cambridge.. (2004)
  • Casella, R.and J. Berger. Statistical Inference,. Duxburry.. (2002)2nd Edition.
  • Chow, Y.S. and H. Teicher. Probability Theory,. Springer. (1997)
  • Cramer, H.. Mathematical Methods of Statistics.. Princeton.. (1946)
  • Davidson, J.. Stochastic Limit Theory. Oxford Economic Press.. (1994)
  • Davidson, R. and J.M. Makinnon. Estimation and Inference in Econometrics,. Oxford University Press.. (1993)
  • Dhrymes, P.J.. Mathematics for Econometrics.. Springer.. (2000)
  • Fuller, W.. Introduction to Statistical Time Series. Wiley. (1996) 2nd Edition.
  • Gourieroux C. and A. Monfort. Statistics and Econometric Models Vol. 1 and 2. Cambridge . University Press. (1995)
  • Greene W.. Econometric Analysis. Pearson -Prentice Hill. (1997)
  • Jacod, J. and P. Protter. Probability Essentials.. Springer.. (2003) 2end Edition,
  • Johnson J. and J. Dinardo. Econometric Methods. MacGraw-Hill. (1997)
  • Lehman, E.L.. Elements of Large-Sample Theory,. Springer. (2004)
  • Lehman, E.L. and Casella, G.. Theory of Point Estimation. Springer. (2001)
  • Lehman, E.L. and Romano, J.R.. Testing Statistical Hypothesis. Springer.. (2005)
  • Mittelhammer, R.. Mathematical Statistics for Economics and Business.. Springer-Verlag.. (1992)
  • Mittelhammer, R.C., G.G. Judge and D.J. Miller. Econometrics Foundations, Cambridge.. University Press.. (2000)
  • Mood, A., F. Graybill., and D. Boes. Introduction to the Theory of Statistics. McGraw Hill.. (1974)
  • Rao, C.R.. Linear Statistical Inference and its Applications. Wiley.. (1973)
  • Rohatgi,V. Statistical Inference.. Dover. (1984)
  • Ruud P. (2000). An introduction to Classical Econometric Theory. Oxford University Press.. (2000)
  • Serfling, R.. Approximation Theorems of Mathematical Statistics.. Wiley. (1980)
  • White, H.. Asymptotic Theory for Econometricians.. Academic Press.. (1984)
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