14.33 Economics Research and Communication

Fall 2004

Global market and financial figures.
Global market and financial figures. (Image by MIT OCW.)

Course Highlights

This site features a rich collection of econometric applications, using Stata® programs and data sets, listed under the labs section. The related resources section includes useful web site links to the USDA Economics and Statistics System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Census Bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the World Factbook 2000 of the CIA, and the World Bank.

Course Description

This course will guide students through the process of forming economic hypotheses, gathering the appropriate data, analyzing them, and effectively communicating their results. All students will be expected to have successfully completed Introduction to Statistical Methods in Economics and Econometrics (or their equivalents) as well as courses in basic microeconomics and macroeconomics. Students may find it useful to take at least one economics field course and perform a UROP before taking this course, but these are not requirements.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .do, .dta, .csv.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Sara Ellison

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
2.5 hours / session



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