Data Visualization and Economic Analysis

Undergraduate course, Simon Fraser University, Department of Economics, 2020

How can we recognize and learn from patterns in data to add value to a firm or to design more effective economic and social policy? During this course, we will learn to use modern statistical software to manage, visualize, and analyse data to answer real-world economic questions. The focus of this course is on working with data, on programming in R using basic econometric methods, but not on the underlying statistical foundations of these methods. [Also taught in Spring 2020, Spring 2019]