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EC420 Economics 420:  Introduction to Econometric Methods

This course teaches the basic methods used by economists to analyze statistical data, methods that  are also used in other data-based fields, such as marketing research and public health, and are increasingly valued by private sector employers. The on-line version of the course was developed by MSU professor Jeff Wooldridge, based on his textbook Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach, which is the world’s most highly respected and widely used Econometrics textbook.

Exam Policy

Due to the extraordinary challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, for Summer 2020 only, exams will be given online and the usual exam policy (see below) is suspended.

All exams must be taken in the presence of a proctor. Arrangements will be available for students to take the exams at the East Lansing campus. Students who cannot take the exam at the East Lansing campus due to distance or time constraints must make alternative arrangements. Acceptable alternatives include proctoring by an MSU instructor for students enrolled in a study abroad program, proctoring by base personnel for students serving in the U.S. military, or taking the exam at an NCTA-certified testing center. A list of certified testing centers may be found at http://www.ncta-testing.org/find-a-cctc-participant. Note that testing centers may charge a fee for their services, or have restricted hours of operation. These are the only testing options available for examinations, and only students able to use one of these options should enroll. No exams, except as listed above, will be given outside the United States.


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