Prerequisite: Algebra II or equivalent
Social media is filled with competing and opposing claims concerning whether a college degree pays off, whether immigration hurts or benefits domestic residents, whether government programs are helpful or harmful, and on myriad other divisive social issues. Applied Econometrics provides a set of statistical and econometric tools that can be used to evaluate these competing claims.
Learn how to formulate hypotheses, construct and estimate econometric models, and test your hypotheses. You will work with peers to:
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During times of crisis, policies must be rapidly developed. Econometric analysis provides tools that can be used to forecast the effect of and evaluate the effectiveness of alternative policies. Learn how to apply the econometric tools that are widely used by economists, political scientists, historians, psychologists, epidemiologists, biologists and business analysts to analyze data and help us understand economic measurement as well as the world around us.