Learn how to use mathematical and statistical methods to solve economic questions.
What is Econometrics?
Econometrics is the use of mathematics and statistics to measure economic relations. As an econometrician you explain issues like economic growth and inflation. But also predict changes in the economy due to economic policy. How? By developing models that aim to forecast the effect of economic measures on economic problems.
Economic questions you may help solve are:
- How will housing prices evolve over the coming years?
- How can traffic jams be reduced?
- How many people use another means of transport if fuel excise duty is increased?
The Bachelor Econometrics is a great step to a Master’s programme or first job. As a qualified econometrician you could work for organisations such as:
- Government ministry
- Dutch Central Bank
Econometricians are highly sought after on the labour market.
- Starting salary : approx. € 3,100
- Salary after five years : approx. € 5,000
Is Econometrics at UvA for you?
If you recognise yourself in the following profile, Econometrics could be the right choice for you.
- You excel in Mathematics and reading English is no problem
- Of course you are interested in economics
- You are able to think abstractly and analytically
- You are capable of working independently and in groups
- You show initiative
Top-5 reasons to study Econometrics at University of Amsterdam
- Internationally highly ranked university
Amsterdam econometricians are highly sought after by employers.
- Strong ties with Amsterdam (international) corporate sector
Inspiring guest lectures from field experts and network opportunities.
- Small lecture groups with lots of practical applications
Translate theory into practice together with your fellow students.
- Top-level econometrics research programme
Connecting you to the most advanced techniques, practices and insights.
- Lectures in bustling Amsterdam’s city centre
Experience our lively campus with state-of-the-art study facilities.
- BSc Econometrics
- 180 EC, 36 maanden