Statistical Method in Economics

A graph with five different colored lines sloping up and back down.

Part of a graph that shows what the results of Bayesian inference looks like. (Image courtesy of Granthan87. Image is in the public domain.)


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Fall 2013



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Course Description

This course is divided into two sections, Part I and Part II.  Part I, found here, provides an introduction to statistical theory. A brief review of probability will be given mainly as background material, however, it is assumed to be known. Topics include normal distribution, limit theorems, Bayesian concepts, and testing, among others. 

Part II prepares students for the remainder of the econometrics sequence and and can be found by visiting 14.381 Fall 2006


Mikusheva, Anna. 14.381 Statistical Method in Economics, Fall 2013. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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