Classes will start on August 2, 2021.

Econ 508A

Econ 508A is a three-week course on essential mathematical tools for a first-year graduate student in Economics, Political Science or some of the Business disciplines.

Class Time: 10:30am — 12:30pm
Room: Seigle Hall L004 (may change)
Tests: TBA

Instructor: Xiannong Zhang
Email: zhangxiannong@wustl.edu
Office Hours: TBA

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Econ 508B

Econ 508B is an intensive three-week review class for incoming doctoral students in Economics, Finance, and other related disciplines. This course is designed to equip students with a working knowledge of rigorous Probability theory using Measure theory, and to introduce several fundamental tools of Statistics and Econometrics. As such, it will be of both theoretical and practical value to all Ph.D. students who focus on Micro, Macro, Finance, Econometrics, or any other field with a significant quantitative orientation.

The main objectives of the course are twofold. The short-run goals are to cover the prerequisites for the first-year Ph.D. courses “Applied Econometrics” and “Quantitative Methods in Economics”, and at the same time to deepen your understanding of various concepts and tools that will be used in other first-year core courses. The long-run goal is to help you develop one very essential skill: the ability to tackle problems involving stochastic objects in a mathematically precise way. This will not only enable you to better understand other people’s research, but will also facilitate your own needs towards more theoretically sound and meaningful research.

Class Time: 2pm – 4pm
Room: Seigle Hall L004 (may change)
Tests: TBA

Instructor: Alexandros Loukas
Email: alex.loukas@wustl.edu
Office Hours: i) Saturday 2pm – 3pm (online); ii) after the end of each lecture; iii) online meeting by appointment.

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