Honor Elective - Econometrics (ECON 356 /H/)

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Are you looking for a course that has the potential to meaningfully build your résumé and/or enhance your graduate school applications?  If so, Introduction to Econometrics (ECON 356 /H/) is the course for you!

ECON 356 will introduce you to the application of specific statistical methods to economic theory. You will become proficient in some of the techniques of applied econometrics by working with economic data. The course takes a "learning by doing" approach.  Computer application exercises and problem sets will complement theoretical class topics.  You will be exposed to the actual work done by economists in both academic and non-academic settings.

What do you have to do to complete the research project in ECON 356?

·                     Select a topic of personal interest

·                     Collect data

·                     Review the economic literature

·                     Analyze the data sample econometrically

·                     Interpret your results

·                     Write a paper

·                     Give an oral presentation of your paper



You may benefit by:

—  Improving organization and time management skills

—  Honing oral communication skills

—  Refining Excel spreadsheet/data management skills

—  Enhancing professional writing skills

—  Gaining proficiency and comfort with statistical software such as EViews

(an econometric software package widely used in the discipline)

—  Qualifying for opportunities to become better prepared for job and graduate

school applications

—  Opening doors to present papers at professional conferences, and possibly

even publish articles


You may complete a research paper on a wide variety of topics. 

Past topics include:

·         Components of Gross State Product and Emissions Levels

·         Does Being Landlocked Hurt GDP Growth in Africa?

·         Socioeconomic Factors and Their Effects on the PSSA Tests

·         Trust and Social Capital

·         Determinants of Political Participation in the U.S.

·         Determinants of Property Crime Rates

·         Determinants of National Hockey League Game Attendance

·         Military Enlistment Decisions

·         A Study of Motion Picture Revenue


Grad school placements in economics/public policy/ law programs for ECON 356

students include:

—  University of Chicago

—  Duke University

—  Howard University

—  Johns Hopkins University

—  Louisiana State University

—  University of Georgia

—  University of Pittsburgh

—  University of Maryland

—  New York University

—  The Ohio State University


Job placements for ECON 356 students include:

—  Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

—  Bureau of Labor Statistics

—  National Science Foundation

—  Association of American Railroads

—  Bank of New York Mellon

—  Strategic Energy

—  Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

—  Conemaugh Health System

—  Coventry Health Care

—  S&T Bank

—  First Commonwealth Bank



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