The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of the statistical tools required to assess and conduct quantitative research in economics and the social sciences. The course has a focus on applications and a practical approach. In order to obtain a better understanding of the concepts taught in lectures, an emphasis is placed on using software such as Excel and STATA. Successful completion of this course will prepare students for more advanced courses in econometrics.
Offered Both Semesters
Math Review for Risk Assessment
Math plays an integral part in building the type of sound understanding of risk assessment you will be expected to develop as a SAIS student. During the Math Review for Risk Assessment we will cover the following topics: Fundamentals of Algebra; Graphs and Functions; Systems of Equations; Limits and Derivatives; Lagrange Multipliers; and Introduction to Probability Distributions.
Introduction to Statistics
This course is designed to furnish students with the fundamental tools of statistical analysis, including analysis of descriptive statistics, probability distributions, statistical inference and related tests, correlation and conditional expectation. Aim of the course is to introduce the basic statistical tools required to conduct and evaluate empirical research in economics and the social sciences. Special attention will be given to the application of these statistical tools to the analysis of real phenomena.