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Econometric Theory

Welcome to the course Econometric Theory, 7.5 hp!
This course is a collaboration with Uppsala University. All education and examination will be held at Uppsala University.

Registration at SLU - register for the course at SLU in Ladok Student between 2020-12-28 – 2021-01-11.

  • We will send a registration list to Uppsala University one week before the start of the course. This means you only need to register for the course at SLU between the dates above.
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The course evaluation is now closed

NA0171-30195 - Course evaluation report

Once the evaluation is closed, the course coordinator and student representative have 1 month to draft their comments. The comments will be published in the evaluation report.

Additional course evaluations for NA0171

Academic year 2019/2020

Econometric Theory (NA0171-30173) 2020-01-20 - 2020-02-19

Academic year 2018/2019

Econometric Theory (NA0171-30202) 2019-01-21 - 2019-02-20

Academic year 2017/2018

Econometric Theory (NA0171-30057) 2018-01-15 - 2018-02-14

NA0171 Econometric Theory, 7.5 Credits

Econometric Theory

Syllabus approved




Education cycle

Master’s level

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent of 180 credits, of which 90 in Economics.


The aim of this course is to provide students with understanding of basic concepts in probability and statistics, as well as knowledge of common econometric methods used in empirical economic research.


The course will cover probability theory, inference and econometrics. The probability theory part covers laws of probability, expected values, multivariate distributions and probability density functions. The inference part covers sampling distributions, the central limit theorem and large-sample hypothesis tests. The econometrics part covers in particular ordinary least squares, nonlinear regression and an introduction to maximum likelihood and the method of moments. The course will also include history of social scientific thought.

Formats and requirements for examination

Written exam.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Responsible department

Department of Economics

Further information

Determined by: Grundutbildningsnämnden, Fakulteten för naturresurser och lantbruksvetenskap
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Agriculture Programme - Economics and Management (270 hec) Agricultural Economics and Management - Master´s Programme Environmental Economics and Management - Master´s Programme Agriculture Programme - Economics and Management Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA) - Master´s Programme Agricultural Economics and Management - Master´s Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 13082 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Economics
Course code: NA0171 Application code: SLU-30195 Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Economics Pace: 100%