Economics 102: Analysis of Economics Winter 2019

Economics 102 is intended to be of similar difficulty to Economics 100 and 101, and should be taken at a similar time, i.e. sophomore/early junior. It is required for the Economics major.  

[The department also offers a more advanced regression course - Economics 140 (Econometrics) - see bottom of this page.]

NOTE: THIS QUARTER I TEACH TWO SEPARATE 102 CLASSES: ECN102A in the morning and ECN102B in the afternoon.

Syllabus for 102A:  Course Syllabus for 102A

Syllabus for 102B:  Course Syllabus for 102B

Stata Programs and Data Sets used in course:

Assignments used in course: 
Posted at Canvas.

Supplemental Handouts:  Past exams and other exercises

Stata:  Short Stata handout    plus   Additional Stata Information if you want it

Further Courses to Take: Advice on courses to take after 102

Data Sources:  Some data sources on the web (this is now very old)

Course Goals:
(1) Locate economics data and provide meaningful economic analysis of this data.
(2) Use the econometrics package Stata to produce charts, scatter plots, descriptive statistics and simple linear regression.
(3) Provide a bridge between introductory statistics and more advanced data analysis courses, e.g. between Statistics 13 and Economics 140.

Economics 1A-B, Statistics 13 or 32 and Math 16A-B or consent of instructor.
The essential pre-requisites are exposure to introductory lower-division courses in economics and statistics.
Not intended to be taken if Economics 140 has already been taken.

Relationship between Economics 102 and 140 and looking beyond 140:
Economics 140 is an advanced course that builds upon the statistical methods presented in Economics 102.
It is required that you take an upper division statistics class or Economics 102 before 140.
Note that, while you will receive full credit if you take 102 and then 140, you will only get 2 units of credit if you decide to take 102 after 140. This is because these courses complement each other very well and there is no sense in taking 102 after 140.
Strong students should skip ECN 102 and take STA 108 followed by ECN 140.

A. Colin Cameron / UC-Davis Economics /