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Ronald W. Michener

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Economics
Office location and address
Monroe Hall, Room 251
248 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
ECON 3720: Introduction to Econometrics
Credits: 4
Guides students in the use and interpretation of economic data, focusing on the most common issues that arise in using economic data, and the methodology for solving these problems. Prerequisite: STAT 2120, STAT 3120, APMA 3110, or APMA 3120
ECON 4710: Introduction to Forecasting and Time Series Econometrics
Credits: 3
Investigates the unique challenges encountered in the analysis of time series data and some of the econometric techniques that have been developed to address those challenges. Analyzes the theory and practice of forecasting economic variables. Specific topics will include ARMA models, deterministic versus stochastic trends, unit roots and unit root tests, seasonality, structural breaks, and ARCH/GARCH models.