INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY FOR ECONOMICS

Academic year 2017/2018 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY FOR ECONOMICS
Course code LT9029 (AF:248198 AR:143838)
Modality
ECTS credits 6
Degree level Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code SECS-S/01
Period 1st Term
Course year 1
Course objectives
This course focusses on data analysis, probability theory and statistical inference following a concept-driven approach. Students will learn the main practical concepts that are widely applied in economics and social sciences, when professionals and researchers need to collect and analyse data in order to take decisions or make predictions. The technical use of mathematics will be kept at a very basic level, in order to introduce undergraduate students to probabilitic reasoning and statistical methods.
Pre-requirements
Basic knowledge of mathematics (middle school level)
Contents
1. Statistics: scopes and methods. Data description: graphical and numerical summaries. Data collection.
2. Probability, probability distributions, sampling distributions.
3. Statistical inference: point and interval estimation.
4. Statistical inference: testing statistical hypothesis.
5. Association between variables: contingency and regression.
Referral texts
Agresti A., Franklin C. (2013): Statistics. The art and science of learning from data. Pearson. Chapters 1-10; Chapter 11 (sections 11.1-11.3); Chapter 12 (sections 12.1-12-3); Chapter 13 (sections 13.1-13.3)
Type of exam
written
Assessment methods
Students must pass a written final exam consisting of questions and excercises. No book will be allowed.
Teaching methods
Lectures
Teaching language
English
Other
Students are invited to register to this course on the platform moodle.unive.it.
Sustainability
  • Course with sustainable contents
  • University credits of sustainability: 6
  • E-learning, moodle platforms
Last update of the programme
17/09/2017