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September 20, 2007

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c!

That list at the end, while perhaps quite "night and day," was tremendously useful. Good to see you post again.

c!

And I wonder what suitable replacements for econometrics one can come up with. Perhaps I should have taken that econometrics course just to understand the built-in assumptions.

Dave Iverson

C!

I wouldn't recommend a course in "econometrics". I took one (well, more than one)in graduate school and was never more disoriented, confused in my life. I even passed a doctoral prelim in the subject area.

My guess is that my professors were no less confused than I. A clear case of members of the economics profession trying to show off new-found, second rate mathematical and statistical skills. But that was long ago, and in a backwater program.

Somehow, though, I suspect the tendency lingers.

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