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ECON 8838-001 Seminar: Econometrics 2
University of Colorado - Department of Economics
Econ 8838 - Econometrics Seminar 2 (3 credits)
Professor Carlos Martins-Filho
Office. Economics Building 105
Meetings. MW 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM in Econ 5.
Office hours. W 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM and by appointment. For appointment email [email protected]
Class URL. http://spot.colorado.edu/∼martinsc/ECON 8838.html
Prerequesites. ECON 7828 (or equivalent) or consent of instructor.
Course description and objectives. This is a course on parametric/nonparametric modeling of dependent
processes. The main objective is to introduce you to a suitable set of models, estimation and testing procedures
that can accommodate dependence. This introduction involves a theoretical treatment of the models, estimators
and testing procedures. This will involve a careful study of asymptotic theory.
Grades. Your course grade will be calculated from grades on a midterm, several homework sets and a final
Homework sets
TBA in class
5.5.12 from 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Books. During the course I will refer to several books and articles. All are available from me on a two-hour or
overnight loan. They are:
1. Apostol, T., 1974, Mathematical Analysis, Addison Wesley, New York.
2. Bartle, R., 1966, Elements of Integration, John Wiley and Sons, New York.
3. Bosq, D., 1998, Nonparametric Statistics for Stochastic Processes, Springer-Verlag, New York.
4. Brockwell, P. J. and Davis, R. A., 2006, Time Series: Theory and Methods, Springer, New York.
5. Davidson, J., 1994, Stochastic Limit Theory, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
6. Fan, J. and Q. Yao, 2003, Nonlinear Time Series, Springer Verlag, New York.
7. Grimmett, G.R. and D.R. Stirzaker, 1992, Probability and Random Processes, Oxford University Press,
8. Jacod, J. and P. Protter, 2000, Probability Essentials, Springer, Berlin.
9. Li, Q. and J. S. Racine, 2007, Nonparametric Econometrics: Theory and Practice, Princeton University
Press, Princeton.
10. Luenberger, D., 1969, Optimization by vector space methods. John Wiley and Sons, New York.
11. van der Vaart, A., 1998, Asymptotic Statistics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
12. White, H., 2001, Asymptotic Theory for Econometricians, Academic Press, San Diego.
13. I will distribute class notes. Read them carefully. They reflect my view of the most important concepts/theorems we cover in the course.
1. Stochastic processes
Kolmogorov’s theorem
Autocovariance and Autocorrelation functions
Multivariate Gaussian distribution
2. Stationary ARMA processes
Conditional expectations
Wold’s theorem
Prediction and forecasting
Estimators and asymptotic properties
3. ARCH and GARCH processes
Estimators and asymptotic properties
A collection of extensions
4. Nonparametric modeling
Kernel density estimation
Nonparametric autoregression
Local polynomial estimation
5. Additive models
Identification and estimation
6. Nonparametric estimation of conditional variance
7. Model testing and selection
8. Nonlinear prediction
Important information.
• If you qualify for accommodations because of a disability, please submit to me a letter from Disability Services in a timely manner so that your needs may be addressed. Disability Services determines accommodations based on documented disabilities. Contact: 303-492-8671, Willard 322, and
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