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Empirical Methods


  • The course is usually offered in summer term.
  • Lectures are offered.
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Contents and objectves

The students understand advanced, specialized theories and methods in Statistics and Econometrics to analyse current questions and challenges. They collect and analyse data material for selected scientific questions using quantitative and qualitative methods. Furthermore they discuss scientific topics in a professional manner and appropriate to the situation with (non-)specialists and use techniques of scientific work and good scientific practice.

Module contents include:

  • Principles of modern data analysis
  • Parametric and nonparametric statistical inference
  • Causal inference
  • Specialized econometric tools
  • Machine learning and big-data methods
  • Classification methods