Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences International Economic Development Program
Lecture Code WMH00901 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Economic Statistical Analysis
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Economic Statistical Analysis
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Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Fri5-8:IDEC 806
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture and some exercises
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Economics
Eligible Students Graduate 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
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Class Objectives
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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:
World Bank, "Handbook on Impact Evaluation" and "Impact Evaluation in Practice",
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.,
Erik S. Reinert, Jayati Ghosh and Rainer Kattel ed., "Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development",
Erik  Reinert, "How Rich Countries Got Rich ... and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor", Ha-
Joon Chang, "Kicking Away The Ladder",
Michael Todaro and Stephen Smith, "Economic Development",
Matt Ridley, "The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves",
Daron Acemoglu、 James Robinson, "Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty",
Jared Diamond, "Guns, Germs And Steel: A Short History of Everbody for the Last 13000 Years",
Milton Friedman, "Capitalism and Freedom",
PC or AV used in
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Preparation and
Students are required to have basic knowledge of macro and micro economics.  
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. 
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