Journal of Economic Perspectives: Vol. 15 No. 4 (Fall 2001)


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Teaching Statistics and Econometrics to Undergraduates

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Becker, William E., and William H. Greene. 2001. "Teaching Statistics and Econometrics to Undergraduates." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 15(4): 169-182.

DOI: 10.1257/jep.15.4.169


Traditionally econometrics and economics statistics have been taught in the theory and proof, chalk and talk mode commonly found in the teaching of mathematics. We advance the use of computer technology in the teaching of quantitative methods to get students actively engaged in the learning process. We also assert that the essential tasks for those who teach these courses are to identify important issues that lend themselves to quantitative analyses and then to help students develop an understanding of the appropriate key concepts for those analyses.

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Becker, William E. (IN U and U South Australia)
Greene, William H. (NYU)

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A22: Economic Education and Teaching of Economics: Undergraduate


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