Tools of Analysis: Statistics and Econometrics

Taken in Fall

This course provides an introduction to the quantitative tools used for monitoring, analyzing data, evaluating the state of the environment, and developing policy. Through practical and real-world applications, students learn statistical and econometric methods that identify problem areas and measure the efficacy of policy tools. This course focuses on concepts underlying statistical methods, as well as problem solving, through the use of STATA, a popular statistical software package. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Ability to describe basic statistical concepts in simple English
  • Means to test simple hypotheses
  • Capacity to distinguish between correlation and causation
  • Facility to use STATA and run various regression models