Statistical Method in Economics OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Graduate Level Economics Course on Statistical Theory

Published Mar 18, 2009

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Improve your understanding of statistical theory with this free OpenCourseWare from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 'Statistical Method in Economics' covers fundamentals of statistics, including estimation, regression and approximation. This course is recommended for students with previous experience in calculus.

Statistical Method in Economics: Course Specifics

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Statistical Method in Economics: Course Description

Economic modeling depends on the field of statistics to supply reliable real-world data. This OpenCourseWare, offered free online from MIT in Cambridge, provides students with information on the methodologies behind statistical analysis. Students can download notes from lectures led by Professor Victor Chernozhukov, which cover the topics of regression, regression calculus and basic inference using the Gauss-Markov model. These notes contain proofs and examples for the theorems used. Other class materials include sample assignments and a guide to using R, the statistical programming language. This material can be a helpful resource to students working on a master's degree in econometrics.

MIT offers readings, a recommended reading list, lecture notes, sample assignments and an introductory guide to R online. To make use of these OpenCourseWare materials, visit the economic statistics course page.

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