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About the Course

The goal of this MOOC is to show that econometric methods are often needed to answer questions. A question comes first, then data are to be collected, and then finally the model or method comes in. Depending on the data, however, it can happen that methods need to be adapted. For example, where we first look at two variables, later we may need to look at three or more. Or, when data are missing, what then do we do? And, if the data are counts, like the number of newspaper articles citing someone, then matters may change too. But these modifications always come last, and are considered only when relevant. An important motivation for me to make this MOOC is to emphasize that econometric models and methods can also be applied to more unconventional settings, which are typically settings where the practitioner has to collect his or her own data first. Such collection can be done by carefully combining existing databases, but also by holding surveys or running experiments. A byproduct of having to collect your own data is that this helps to choose amongst the potential methods and techniques that are around. If you are searching for a MOOC on econometrics that treats (mathematical and statistical) methods of econometrics and their applications, you may be interested in the Coursera course “Econometrics: Methods and Applications” that is also from Erasmus University Rotterdam....

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By Aedrian A

Jul 3, 2021

This audit-only/no-certificate free course, which I expected to be a casual introduction to econometrics principles for laypeople, is not as enjoyable as I thought it would be. This is especially in the latter half of the material, where barrages of increasingly complicated equations are thrown at you at a quick pace. A way to get something from this course, particularly for non-economics or non-statistics majors like me, hopefully is slow down, pause and/or repeat the videos from time to time. The course assumes a lot that a student should have prior to entering the course such as knowledge of college-level mathematics and statistics. Nevertheless, the value of this course really lies in introducing the learners to the complexity of the field and the real-life necessity to understand such complexity. This course is highly recommended to prospective students of formal economics and/or econometrics courses or formal programs to help them gauge their baseline capacity to thrive in such offerings. I am looking forward to go back to the course materials from time to time should I take comprehensive courses on the field.

By Arnav J

Jul 12, 2020

The professor is really well and experienced but there is a lot of math involved and no place for newcomers. NO CERTIFICATE IS PROVIDED ON COMPLETION.

By Layana M

Jul 24, 2022

This course is marketed as a course for beginners in Econometrics. I have done my graduation in Economics Honours and hence studied advanced Econometrics. I can testify that this course was difficult for even me to understand. This is not to say, I'm great at the subject, but it's definitely not a beginner or even a medicore level course. I hope we can have more explanation incorporated in the course.

By Glauco

Jan 20, 2020

An very easy approach for the Econometrics.

This MOOC offer an easy way to begin an understanding of the basic ideas behind the econometrics methods.

By zachary k

Dec 1, 2019

This was a good, broad introduction to econometrics. It is simply an exploratory course and will not provide any in depth instruction which would be reserved for a more rigorous econometrics course.

By Jalal Z

Jul 15, 2020

Great first course for anyone interested in econometrics

By Роман В

Dec 13, 2022

This is a nice course, but it's not for beginners.

Before I started this course I looking for some interesting materials in this field.

I found this course "Enjoyable Econometrics" and thought "Ok if it's for beginners - it would be nice to start with this one"

But... My expectation was wrong. It's too brief course... and I didn't find something enjoyable when I can't understand more than 80% of the materials.

Yes, probably it's fun for that kind of person who knows something before it... but for newbies, it's not fun.

Concepts of all materials - is a brief review and show you some formulas without explanation - they show you only the results.

I won't recommend this course for beginners.

Sorry, but "Erasmus University Rotterdam" if you want to share your interest in this topic with beginners - you should explain the materials more.

By Pinni P

Nov 10, 2021

Not sure who can benefit from the course. The techniques used are not really explained only demonstrated. The idea was probably to show that the uses of econometrics are not limited to economics or finance but there was too little real technical content for the student to take with him moving forward.

I do commend the professor for an effort to popularize a very technical field. My conclusion is that I probably need to take the other course offered by him which does go into all the details.

By Haoming L

Dec 10, 2019

Just an overview of how difficult econometrics could be, especially in the last two modules.

By Oscar A

Aug 12, 2020

Ideal para entender las los conceptos por medio de ejemplos de la vida cotidiana, desde partidos de fútbol hasta botellas de vino. No son comunes los cursos introductorios de esta manera, lo que le da un valor agregado y por ello le doy 5 estrellas. Nota: Se puede terminar dos o tres días.

By Scott M

Feb 14, 2022

I appreciate that the author is trying to make eonometrics more accessible, but the course design is in need of serious improvement. The course provides a couple of interesting examples to make the material 'fun', but it then proceeds to throw equations at you without explaining core concepts or developing any underlying intuition. The discussion prompts also feel like busy-work.

To be more effective, the course should be 2-4 times longer, and take more time to explain core concepts in the course of introducing the mathematical notation.

By Amit B

May 20, 2021

Short and good intro with examples to build intuition around the econometrics concepts. Suggest to take this first before moving on to longer courses.

By Miguel J M F

Apr 29, 2020

Super understandable and easy to take, once you start to study you get into it and you realize how useful the Econometrics are.


Nov 18, 2021

very enjoyable course. Thank you.

By Martin G

May 9, 2022

Very interesting, thank you !

By ifunanya J M

Aug 10, 2022

I enjoyed the lecture

By Simon P

Jul 4, 2021

wonderful experience

By jose e c s

Jan 20, 2021

excelenete curso.

By Sajal K

Jun 18, 2020

Very interesting

By Stanley B

Feb 22, 2022

Great course!

By Cuong K L

Dec 7, 2020

Very good

By Fatemah E K a

Sep 5, 2020

اإنه رائع

By Sarah I

Mar 30, 2022

Great intro to the fundamental concepts in econometrics. It does get technical though.


Sep 26, 2022

It's a fun course, but there's no certificate of completion

By Sevinc H S

Apr 17, 2020

ya xocu sebe sertifikat kak etosdelattt