Hiroshima University Syllabus

Back to syllabus main page
Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code AGA08001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 開発経済分析論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Analysis for Economic Development
イチハシ マサル
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Thur5-8:IAS J206
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture and some exercises
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Economics
Eligible Students Undergraduate students
Keywords Input Output table, Econometric model, Economic Statistics 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of the importance and characteristics of each discipline and basic theoretical framework.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability and skills to collect and analyze necessary literature or data among various sources of information on individual academic disciplines.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・The ability to conduct research proactively by combining knowledge,  understanding, and skills for the tasks, based on flexible creativity and imagination. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course covers basic statistical theories and econometric method including hypothesis
testing, regression analysis and I-O modeling applied for economic analysis.   
Class Schedule Week 1  Guidance and introduction  
Week 2-3  Input-Output Frame
Week 4-5  Sort of examples of Input-Output Analysis
Week 6  Probability Distribution and Expectations
Week 7-8  Correlation and Causation   
Week 9-10  Ordinary Least Square Method
Week 11-12  Statistical testing for estimators  
Week 13-14  Estimation of Parameters, Examples of Macro Econometric Model  
Week 15  Basic Time Series Analysis

Though this class will be conducted in accordance with the followings tentatively, the final contents will be presented in the first class.   
There are some good textbooks for fundamental Input-Output and Econometrics as follows, however references and reading materials are assigned or distributed in the lecture as occasion arises:

Joshua D. Angrist, "Mastering 'Metrics: The Path from Cause to Effect",
Jeffrey M. Wooldridge,"Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach",
Johnston and DiNardo, "Econometric Methods 4th ed.".
R. E. Miller and P.D. Blair, "Input-Output Analysis: Foundations and Extensions",
Leontief, W., Input-Output Economics 2nd ed.,
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PC(Notebook)
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Students are required to have basic knowledge of macro and micro economics.  
Requirements All students who want to participate in are expected to join another class as well, named "Socio-Economic Statistics" for the first grade students provided by me. The class will give some fundamental Economics knowledge and concepts, which are necessary for this class. 
Grading Method How to evaluate for credit;
  Score of final exam. (70%) + some occasional essays or reports at class (30%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
Back to syllabus main page