Academic Skills: Probability and Inference

2019-2020
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Doel vak

Contemplate the links between notions of probability and inference.
Stimulate thinking of economic data as realization of random variables.
Learn how to make use of the information contained in the data. Practice
how to implement tests and simulations using matrix-oriented software.
Study how to present results.

Inhoud vak

• Practice implementing exercises in software in a matrix-oriented
environment
• Think about presentation in writing and wording: What is important for
audience, what does it mean to be complete, clear, concise, and
academic?
• Revisit the notions of conditional density and conditional expectation
and explore their role in inference.
• Revisit the Law of Large Numbers (LLN) and the Central Limit Theorem
(CLT) and explore their role in approximate inference.
• Understand the role of the random sample assumption in the LLN and
CLT, and discuss its adequacy in economics.
• Explore relationships between random variables.

Onderwijsvorm

Lectures, practicals, question hours

Toetsvorm

Assignments, presentation.

Literatuur

Slides and relevant articles

Doelgroep

Bachelor students EOR/EDS

Aanbevolen voorkennis

Knowledge of analysis, probability theory and statistics at the first
year bachelor level.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode E_EOR1_ACSK
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P6
Vakniveau 100
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit School of Business and Economics
Vakcoördinator dr. C.S. Bos
Examinator dr. C.S. Bos
Docenten dr. H.E.D. Houba
dr. C.S. Bos

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