The primary objective is to provide students with a solid theoretical and practical foundation for the interpretation of empirical evidence in economics. As such there is a dual focus on econometric theory and “hands-on” experience working with economic data. The centerpiece of the course is an empirical term paper due at the end of the year. At the end of the course, students should be able to conduct their own empirical investigations, and critically evaluate econometric and other statistical evidence. Pre-req: BMTH202-Business Statistics.