Economics 240A Problem Set #7
Spring 1998 Due April 22
Turn in (correct) answers to the following exercises from Goldberger's text:
"Theoretical" questions:
Chapter 18: Exercise 18.1
Chapter 19: Exercise 19.3
Chapter 20: Exercises 20.1 and 20.2
Chapter 21: Exercises 21.3 and 21.4
Chapter 22: Exercises 22.2 and 22.3
"Empirical" questions:
Chapter 17: Exercise 17.4, 17.5, and 17.6
Chapter 21: Exercise 21.6
Chapter 22: Exercise 22.5
Note on "empirical" questions: Goldberger suggests use of the GAUSS
programming language to analyze this data set. The Econometrics
Microcomputer Laboratory has a very limited number of site licenses for
GAUSS; however, the EML has an unlimited site license for MATLAB, which is a
matrix-based programming language and is quite similar to GAUSS. You may use
either GAUSS (if you can get access) or MATLAB to do the empirical exercises;
you should not use a high-level statistical package like TSP or STATA to
compute your results. The point of the exercise is to connect the
theoretical (matrix) constructs to a concrete application, and not just to
"run regressions".