Mastering Econometrics: A Free Online Course

From Mar­gin­al Rev­o­lu­tion Uni­ver­si­ty comes a new course, Mas­ter­ing Econo­met­rics, taught by MIT pro­fes­sor Josh Angrist. They write:

If you’re look­ing to untan­gle cause and effect in a com­plex world, then econo­met­rics is what you seek. Join MIT pro­fes­sor Josh Angrist, aka Mas­ter Josh­way, and learn to mas­ter the econo­met­rics “Furi­ous Five”: ran­dom assign­ment, regres­sion, instru­men­tal vari­ables, regres­sion dis­con­ti­nu­ity designs, and dif­fer­ences-in-dif­fer­ences meth­ods. Think econo­met­rics is bor­ing? So it was once, but will be no more! Skip­ping the­o­ret­i­cal tedi­um, we use real empir­i­cal ques­tions to bring the num­bers to life. Does an expen­sive pri­vate uni­ver­si­ty edu­ca­tion pay off with high­er earn­ings? Does health insur­ance real­ly make you health­i­er? Does legal drink­ing cost lives? Econo­met­rics is a jour­ney, grasshop­per.

Get start­ed on the course here. Also see the pro­fes­sor’s book, Most­ly Harm­less Econo­met­rics: An Empiri­cist’s Com­pan­ion.

Mas­ter­ing Econo­met­rics will be added to our list of Free Eco­nom­ics Cours­es, a sub­set of our col­lec­tion, 1,700 Free Online Cours­es from Top Uni­ver­si­ties.

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