Advanced Quantitative Methods
The goal of this course is to extend the student's knowledge of statistical techniques beyond that acquired in PPOL-G 604 and PPOL-G 605, by offering additional statistical estimation methods that apply in data or modeling situations in which the regression methods taught in PPOL-G 605 are either not appropriate or are not the best. The selection of methods may change over time,depending on students' needs, or developments in the field of statistics. Like the two prior courses in this sequence, the course combines both theory and practice. The course deepens the student's understanding of multiple regression estimation by further examination of problems associated with choosing a proper model and estimating its parameters. As with other methods labs, the course has a strong practical bias, with attention to statistical and econometric theory kept to a minimum.