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31906-01 - Seminar: Topics in Statistics, Econometrics and Data Science 6 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2019
Angebotsmuster Jedes Herbstsemester
Dozierende Christian Kleiber (christian.kleiber@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt Master seminar Topics in Statistics, Econometrics and Data Science (formerly called "Quantitative Methods") in Fall 2019:

Bayesian Data Analysis

The seminar intends to provide an overview of the Bayesian approach to data analysis. In contrast to the classical (aka 'frequentist') approach, it incorporates prior information via specification of prior distributions of parameters. Since the 1990s there has been an upsurge of Bayesian methodology, partly because the Bayesian approach sometimes leads to computationally feasible solutions in situations where classical approaches are cumbersome.

Topics will include Bayesian treatments of classical topics, such as analysis of probabilities, rates and proportions, of normal means and variances, or of regression models. Special topics might include aspects of Bayesian computations, hierarchical linear models, Bayesian model averaging, possibly even Bayesian approaches in machine learning.

The idea is that each participant presents a model or method along with an illustration using a data set.

We may include an introductory lecture at the beginning of the semester.
Lernziele Content: Basics of Bayesian statistics and econometrics.

Skills: Writing of term papers involving quantitative methods, oral presentations.
Literatur References will be specific to the chosen topic. General references include

Gelman A, et al (2014). Bayesian data analysis, 3rd ed, Chapman and Hall.

Greenberg E (2013): Introduction to Bayesian econometrics, 2nd ed, Cambridge Univ. Press.

Lancaster T (2006): An introduction to modern Bayesian econometrics, Blackwell.

Bemerkungen This announcement is written in English with the intention of reaching a wider audience, but depending on the participants we may proceed in German.
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Teilnahmebedingungen Prerequisites:
A minimum of 30 CPs and have passed the following or an equivalent lecture, respectively: Econometrics (12036)
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung The application for this seminar is done centrally and online from May 13th to June 3rd, 2019 with the Studiendekanat.
The link to the online application form and more information can be found here: https://wwz.unibas.ch/de/studium/master-business-and-economics/masterseminare/
The registration is binding. In case of non-participation after registration it will be noted as "nicht erschienen" in the transcript. For a break up after receiving a subject and title, there will be a "1.0" recorded. In addition, the priority of the wishes for future seminar applications is lost.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall unregelmässig
Datum 15.08.2019 – 28.11.2019
Zeit Siehe Detailangaben
Datum Zeit Raum
Donnerstag 15.08.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S14 HG.32
Mittwoch 18.09.2019 12.30-14.15 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S14 HG.32
Mittwoch 27.11.2019 14.15-18.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S14 HG.32
Donnerstag 28.11.2019 14.15-18.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S14 HG.32
Module Modul: Empirische Forschungsmethoden der Politikwissenschaft und der Gesellschaftswissenschaften (Master Studienfach Politikwissenschaft)
Modul: Seminararbeiten (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Modul: Statistik und Computational Science (Masterstudium: Actuarial Science)
Leistungsüberprüfung Seminarleistung
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Presentation (format: 30 min plus discussion) and paper (approx. 15-20 pages).
Kickoff: 15.8.19 1015 - 1200,
Introductory lecture: 18.9.19, 1230 - 1315,
Presentations: 27.11.19 1415 - 1800 und 28.11.19 1415 - 1800
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An- und Abmelden: Fakultät
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,1
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ, studiendekanat-wwz@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ