We are a center that provides applied, theoretical and simulation based research in statistics and econometrics with a specialization in Business Administration, Economics and Finance.
We continuously strive to develop statistical methods and models suitable for analyses of financial and macroeconomic time series, consumer and marketing data, survey data, etc. Nowadays, we do not only have to work out solutions for data sets with few observations, but big data is also a challenge.
Teaching is also central to our activities. The students are offered a modern and exciting education in statistics and econometrics. Parts of our research is integrated in the teaching, and the practical importance of statistics and econometrics, using authentic examples, is emphasized.
Center for Economic Statistics offers courses to BSc students (at the Business and Economics program and the Retail Management program) where an introduction is given to statistics and econometrics for Business Administration, Economics and Finance. In these courses, the emphasis is on the practical aspects of statistics and econometrics. To facilitate the analysis of models and data, the students are introduced to various statistical software programs. Students will also learn how the estimated models and adherent results can be used as tools for: policy making, investment decisions, prediction, identifying key drivers for customer satisfaction and loyalty, portfolio management, etc.
Mathematics courses are given at SSE and in Riga
The center also offers more specialized and useful courses at the MSc level, where the students are taught Quantitative Methods for Economic Analysis (using Excel), and Applied Time Series Econometrics (using STATA). Courses at the PhD level in Time Series Econometrics (using GAUSS and Matlab) and Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis are also given.
Help with statistical questions and methods in thesis writing
BSc and MSc Students are welcome to get advice on statistical issues when writing their thesis. At the moment, four faculty members offer their expertise (in a wide range of areas); they are Per-Olov Edlund email@example.com, Jan Eklöf firstname.lastname@example.org, Håkan Lyckeborg email@example.com, Jan Edman firstname.lastname@example.org and Rickard Sandberg email@example.com.
The Center for Economic Statistics has an excellent record of research (some examples of publications can be found via the publication link on the left-hand side), with publications in journals such as: Issues in Information Systems, Informatica, Harvard Business Review, International Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Econometrics, Econometric Theory, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, etc. Current research areas include: Discrete Events Stochastic Simulation using aGPSS; Structural Equation Modelling; Panel and Time Series Econometrics.
Guest researchers are invited on a regular basis, and a seminar series will be started in the fall of 2015.
We do not have a PhD program of our own. However, it is possible to enroll in a multidisciplinary PhD program in Econometrics/Other Subject in co-operation with some other Departments or Institutions. At the moment, such a solution has been worked out for five PhD students (co-operation with: Department of Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics, Karolinska Institutet, and Stockholm Business School). If you are interested in/or have questions about a possible multidiscipline PhD, please contact Rickard Sandberg (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The center is frequently consulted by public and private companies for statistical expertise. If you have questions about this, please contact Rickard Sandberg (email@example.com).
Ask us - we know statistic!
Need to get in touch with someone who know statistics? You've come to the right place!
Contact Rickard Sandberg (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; tel: 08-7369201) and you will be directed to the most suitable researcher.