

Course ID:  ECON 8070. 3 hours. 
Course Title:  Statistics for Econometrics 
Course Description:  The statistical foundations of econometrics, including probability, random variables, sampling, expectation, distribution functions, parametric and conditional distributions, independence, functions of random variables, and maximum likelihood. 
Oasis Title:  STATS ECONOMETRICS 
Semester Course Offered:  Offered every year. 
Grading System:  AF (Traditional) 

Course Objectives:  This course is designed to provide the student with the statistical fundamentals of
probability, estimation, and hypothesis testing that are necessary to understand the
other Econometrics courses and theory/field courses. 
Topical Outline:  Probability
Bivariate Regression Model
Random Variables, Probability Distributions, and Expectations
Parametric Univariate Distributions
Joint and Conditional Distributions
Distributions of Functions of Random Variables
Sampling Distributions
Tests of Hypothesis 