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Learn how to use mathematical and statistical methods to solve economic questions.

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Top-5 reasons to study Econometrics at University of Amsterdam

  1. Study at an internationally highly ranked university
    Amsterdam econometricians are highly sought after by employers.
  2. Get into contact with with Amsterdam (international) corporate sector
    Inspiring guest lectures from field experts and network opportunities.
  3. Learn in small lecture groups with lots of practical applications
    Translate theory into practice together with your fellow students.
  4. Specialise in Econometrics or Data Science
    Giving you the opportunity to choose what interests you most.
    Take lectures in bustling Amsterdam’s city centre
  5. Experience our lively campus with state-of-the-art study facilities.
    Helping you to study and meet with fellow students.

What is Econometrics?

Econometrics is the use of mathematics and statistics to measure economic relations. As an econometrician or data scientist 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?
  • Is it possible to predict whether a customer is likely to purchase an item, based on their website click behaviour?

Salary indication

Econometricians are highly sought after on the labour market.

  • Starting salary                        : approx. € 3,100
  • Salary after five years           : approx. € 5,000

Career prospects

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
  • Consultancies
  • Multinationals

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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

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Degree programme BSc Econometrics
Mode Full-time
Credits 180 ECTS, 36 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 59332