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Econometric Theory

The course will cover probability theory, inference and econometrics. The probability theory part covers laws of probability, expected values, multivariate distributions and probability density functions. The inference part covers sampling distributions, the central limit theorem and large-sample hypothesis tests. The econometrics part covers in particular ordinary least squares, nonlinear regression and an introduction to maximum likelihood and the method of moments. The course will also include history of social scientific thought.

Information from the course leader

Welcome to the course Econometric Theory, 7.5 hp!

This course is a collaboration with Uppsala University where all teaching and examination will be held.

For more information about the course regarding schedule, literature, amongst other things, click here: Econometric Theory - Uppsala University (

Information to our new international students

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Self-registration for the course is done in Ladok between 2023-12-22–2024-01-02. Remember that you must be admitted and registered in Ladok to be able take the course. Having access to Canvas does not mean you are registered in the course and without registration, you are risking losing your place in the course. If you have been admitted to the course with conditions, you need to send your credit list to the course leader who will review it and decide if you can register. Do this as soon as possible as reviewing credits may take a few days due to the course start.

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Course evaluation

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You have until 2024-02-28

Additional course evaluations for NA0171

Academic year 2022/2023

Econometric Theory (NA0171-30134)

2023-01-16 - 2023-02-15

Academic year 2021/2022

Econometric Theory (NA0171-30212)

2022-01-17 - 2022-02-17

Academic year 2020/2021

Econometric Theory (NA0171-30195)

2021-01-18 - 2021-02-17

Academic year 2019/2020

Econometric Theory (NA0171-30173)

2020-01-20 - 2020-02-19

Academic year 2018/2019

Econometric Theory (NA0171-30202)

2019-01-21 - 2019-02-20

Academic year 2017/2018

Econometric Theory (NA0171-30057)

2018-01-15 - 2018-02-18

Syllabus and other information

Litterature list

* Compulsory

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Environmental Economics and Management - Master's Programme Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA) - Master's Programme Agricultural Economics and Management - Master's Programme Agriculture Programme - Economics and Management Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 13090 SEK Cycle: Master’s level (A1N)
Subject: Economics
Course code: NA0171 Application code: SLU-30334 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Economics Pace: 100%