Netherlands, Utrecht (Utrecht City Campus)

Introductory Econometrics

when 18 August 2014 - 28 August 2014
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 1060

Regression analysis is an essential part of the toolkit of empirical economists. The course is in particular useful for students who lack a sufficient basic knowledge of statistics and/or regression analyses. It is an intensive course of nine days, for which the participants get a 2.5 hours lecture and a 2 hours tutorial each day.

The aim of this intensive course is to provide an introduction to the linear regression model, for which it will start with the principles of statistics, such as basic probability, statistical estimators, and statistical hypothesis testing. Next, it considers the multivariate regression model on topics such as the ordinary least squares, the interpretation of the regression parameters, perfect multicollinearity, omitted variables, dummy variables, heteroskedasticity, dynamic regression models, and autocorrelation.

During the course students will get an introduction to the statistical software STATA that will be used to solve computer exercises.

Course leader

Prof. Wolter Hassink

Target group

In the recent years, many Dutch and non-Dutch participants from various countries have followed this summer course. There are two target groups:
a) The first target group are students who did not graduate from USE, wishing to enroll in one of the three academic Master's degree programmes International Economics and Business; Economics of Public Policy and Management, and Economics of Competition and Regulation, and who lack sufficient knowledge of econometrics. In all of the USE Master programmes, a certain level of prior knowledge is required at the level of the USE Bachelor course Statistics (see website for more information).
b) The second target group are researchers or PhD-students who need a refresher course of statistics and econometrics.

Course aim

At the end of the course the student has achieved the following:
a) The student is capable of working with the principles of the linear regression model.
b) The student can use Stata for the empirical analysis of regression equations.

Credits info

Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 1060: • € 1060 - Course + course materials + housing
• € 660 - Course + course materials + housing (for UU-students)
• € 325 - Course + course materials (for UU-students)
EUR 660: Course + course materials + housing (for UU-students


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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