Brandeis University

    ECON 151A: Statistical Modeling with R for Economics and Finance

    Instructor: Yaxuan Wen
    Prerequisites: ECON 83A.
    Course Description: This course builds on the introductory statistics knowledge and emphasizes their applications in economics and finance using R. Instructional content includes hand-on interactive coding exercises, short recorded lectures, forum discussions, and student projects. We will also discuss best practices in managing empirical research.The course does not replace Econ 184b Econometrics and is not designed for students who have extensive prior experience in programming and statistical modeling. Prerequisite: Econ 83a Statistics for Economic Analysis or equivalent. You need to familiar with statistics concepts such as summary statistics, normal distribution, hypothesis testing, and linear regression. You should have basic knowledge of R, as introduced in Econ 83a; however, we will start with a refresher to R so that everyone has a solid foundation.
    Session: Extended
    Day: Online
    Time: Asynchronous
    Credit Hours: 4 Credits
    Course Format: 10-week Asynchronous Online for Summer 2022
    Brandeis Graduation Requirement Fulfilled: SS
    Enrollment Limit: 15 students
    Course Classification: Undergraduate Level Course
    Course Tuition: $3,290
    Course Fees: None
    Open to High School Students: No