Nov 16, 2015
The design of the course is very Helpful and efficient. The course is well explained. The instructors are very clear and master the subject. They very detailed and well organized.
Jun 09, 2016
Very practical, I would urge people who intend to take this course to come to this course with at least some knowledge of econometrics and statistics. It would come in handy.
by Andrea K I•
Mar 26, 2016
One thing I regret from this course is the content of the video lectures. Having watch the first week's videos, I found that the professor mostly just read the slides - and did it in a very faithful and careful manner, not to miss a subscript .... This is quite devastating for me. I can read the slides myself (although I have to download it first, since the fonts on the screen are very small). What I need is the professor to explain the logic behind the formulas, the *why* behind what is written, instead of just reading *what* is written on the slides.
I find it amusing that with an expected learning of 8 hours a week, the total duration of the first week's videos add up to a mere 36 minutes. A couple of weeks ago I have just finished a course that subjectively is comparable in its difficulty level. That course is also rich in mathematical content and also requires a commitment of 4-8 hours per week. Each week, the duration of the lecture videos amount to somewhere between 120-150 minutes - and the lecturer didn't read slides; instead, he would explain the logic behind the concepts and provided papers for learners to read on our own time. That approach really helped scaffold my learning.
I hope you'd consider revisiting this course's learning plan - or probably just state on the course info page that this course is more suitable for a refresher course rather than an introductory one.
by Graham T•
Oct 23, 2018
Rigorous condensed econometrics course with clear instruction. Great for my review of the subject, and most likely for anyone new to it who has the prerequisite skills.
by Bruno A C A•
Sep 06, 2018
Amazing for a person who would like to start with Econometric models at the most fundamental level. You will get a load of knowledge after you complete even if you know about econometrics. If you have difficulty in algebra and statistics, do start with the last week's lectures. They are the most difficult, but follow them until the end and do all the exercises. Also, the support of the teaching staff is outstanding when you have questions. Cannot recommend it more.
by Zoltan A S•
Jan 02, 2016
The course it's great , however in my opinion it's too theoretical with few practical examples.
If you're confortable with matrices and mathematics this course will provide you with very interesting tools and demostrations.
I don't think that the course is for casual students, as it's very specific.
by Pedro A•
Oct 05, 2017
Old fashioned Econometrics course, still using the ideas of fixed regressors (rather than the more sensible conditional models approach), emphasizing prediction instead of causal interpretation, etc.
It is false that such approach allows to introduce difficult econometric methods in an easy way: it has been for decades that modern and worldwide used handbooks (Wooldridge, Stock & Watson, Angrist & Piscke, etc) do it in a more sensible and opposite way. This is so not only because it is actually easier (learn just from the title of one the book by Angrist & Piscke: "Mostly Harmless Econometrics"), but also because fix the right concepts and way of looking at the problem: probability (not fixed things), conditional expectations, causality.
by Daniela C•
Apr 09, 2018
by Alesia N•
Jan 06, 2019
it's a very deep course
by Nishikant C•
May 07, 2019
Very Good Course. However, The exercises were a bit challenging . Walk through of related examples would have helped a lot for the exercises.
Does require some mathematical background in Statistics. Intermediate to advanced course considering the complexity
by Philipp T K•
Dec 12, 2016
This is a fantastic MOOC: it has depth, exercise questions with solutions, challenging assignments and background material. The quality of the lecture videos is excellent!
by Christian K•
Jan 09, 2019
Depending on what you are looking for, this course might be too theoretic or mot theoretic enough:) IMHO it strikes the balamce quite nicely, although the forced theoretical parts in the tests kept me from buying the certificate. I simply want to be able to perform the analysis.
by mohammed a•
Mar 14, 2019
C'est une formation très intéressante
Grand merci équipes coursera et Erasmus Univeristy Rotterdam
by Alain P•
Mar 23, 2019
Very insightful about how to perform multilinear regressions, independly check relevance of each regressor, and simplify your models by eleminating unecessary regressors. Really useful hardskills, well explained by the teaching team, I recommend it.
The class could however benefit from less theory and more pragmatic advices when it comes to check relevance of regression. For instance, it should always favor sample testing over other tests, as even with 95% certainty or so, there is still 5% that your regression is not meaningful.
Feb 07, 2019
Excellent learning , though some hands on practice on tools like R and other software should also be made the part of the course.
by Carlos A L S•
May 22, 2016
Thanks everyone that help to do this course a exemple of excellence instruction.
by Edgar G•
Apr 24, 2016
Tough course! Very close to being in a classroom with plenty of material in every video. Keep a book on the topic handy and you will understand the material better.
by Mr. D Y•
Oct 27, 2016
This course was amazing!
by Dimitrios B•
Jun 20, 2018
by Munirul N•
Aug 01, 2016
I find this course excellent. It is a well balanced course in combining econometric theory and its application. The fact is that to apply econometric theory one needs to understand fair bit of econometric method (that includes matrix algebra, some properties of inner product space etc.) as well as how to apply those concepts in practice. In this respect this course does serve its purpose very well.
Overall, this course focuses some fundamental aspects and properties of cross-sectional data and time series data. Therefore, it provides one a good foundation (over 8 weeks) so that one can carry out one's future quest regarding any empirical topic by oneself ! I admit that modern econometric theory develops more sophisticated techniques but all of them share one common aspect i.e. they are based on more or less the same fundamentals or properties. Indeed, this course has been designed carefully by targeting those fundamentals and properties. Thus it might be very helpful to follow the modern econometric techniques.
However, this course does not talk about the panel data analysis, which share both the cross-sectional and time series properties (more or less). In my opinion it might be better to have at least additional one week session on panel data. In particular, when the data set shares both cross-sectional and time series properties, which set of properties will be dominant or how the estimation technique incorporates the variation of two dimensions (i.e. cross-sectional and time ) etc.
Finally, I like to thank all the teaching members and moderators of this course. I have enjoyed the lecture slides and videos very much.
by Prince K S•
Nov 13, 2015
This is one of the best courses I have taken so far
by Yanpeng G•
Aug 24, 2017
It's both theoretical and practical, well organized!
by Imran A•
Feb 25, 2016
Found this course at a very crucial moment. Hopefully will enjoy the next 8 weeks with this course and it's instructors.
by hiras n•
Nov 24, 2016
This course very usefull
by Fiorella M H•
Aug 06, 2017
Great course. Thank you so much!
by Sem D•
Sep 28, 2016
Great course! Excellent preparation fo
by Sumit K•
May 24, 2018
Great course to learn and to apply analytics in any field of management