AI1175 Basic Statistics for Economists 7.5 credits

Grundläggande statistik för ekonomer

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • Examples of statistical applications in various economic issues
  • Descriptive statistics, both visual (graphical) and numerical description
  • Data Types
  • Data sources, data collection and sampling methods
  • Production of official statistics
  • Probability
  • Discrete and continuous probability distributions
  • Statistical inference
  • Point estimates, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing
  • Statistics with Excel (and perhaps introduction to R).

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course, students should have basic knowledge of commonly-used statistical concepts and methods, as economists in different industries apply. After completing the course students will for different circumstances be able to:

  1. Identify appropriate statistical methods.
  2. Perform calculations using computer software, in particular spreadsheet programs such as Excel.
  3. Interpret, analyze and present results from statistical calculations.
  4. Critical use own and others' statistical results.

Course Disposition


Exercises in class-rooms and computer rooms

Mandatory group tasks with Excel

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

SF1627 Mathematics for Economists 9.0 credits, or matching courses.

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Statistics for Business and Economics (senaste versionen) av Paul Newbold, William Carlson, Betty Thorne. Pearson.

Lecture notes and training materials, as well as datasets from mainly web-based data sources.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • INL1 - Assignment, 3.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written Exam, 4.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

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Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Bertram Steininger

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ABE/Real Estate Economics and Finance

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Education cycle *

First cycle

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Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.