MOOC Enjoyable Econometrics

Introduction

The goal of this MOOC is to show that econometric methods are often needed to answer questions. A question comes first, then data are to be collected, and then…

Key Facts & Figures

Type
Course
Duration
5 weeks
Instruction language
English
Mode of instruction
online
Funding

private

Start dates

It is possible to enrol and start with the course any time. Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun.

Course information

The goal of this MOOC is to show that econometric methods are often needed to answer questions. A question comes first, then data are to be collected, and then finally the model or method comes in. Depending on the data, however, it can happen that methods need to be adapted. For example, where we first look at two variables, later we may need to look at three or more. Or, when data are missing, what then do we do? And, if the data are counts, like the number of newspaper articles citing someone, then matters may change too. But these modifications always come last, and are considered only when relevant.

An important motivation for me to make this MOOC is to emphasize that econometric models and methods can also be applied to more unconventional settings, which are typically settings where the practitioner has to collect his or her own data first. Such collection can be done by carefully combining existing databases, but also by holding surveys or running experiments. A byproduct of having to collect your own data is that this helps to choose amongst the potential methods and techniques that are around.

If you are searching for a MOOC on econometrics that treats (mathematical and statistical) methods of econometrics and their applications, you may be interested in the Coursera course “Econometrics: Methods and Applications” that is also from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Philip Hans Franses

Email address
franses@ese.eur.nl

Instructor

Philip Hans Franses

    Facts & Figures

    Fee

    The course is free. If you want to obtain a certificate, the fee is around 50 euros.

    Tax
    Not applicable
    Duration
    5 weeks
    Offered by
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    Discipline
    Economics
    Course type
    Course
    Instruction language
    English
    Mode of instruction
    online
    Funding

    private

    Registration

    For more information and registration: Visit the Coursera website.

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