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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
EPP6077104, A.A. 2019/20

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
EP2372, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination STATISTICS FOR MANAGEMENT
Department of reference Department of Economics and Management
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge ANNA GIRALDO SECS-S/03

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses SECS-S/03 Statistics for Economics 8.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 1.0 13 12.0 No turn
Lecture 7.0 49 126.0 No turn

Start of activities 23/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 Commissione esame AA 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 GIRALDO ANNA (Presidente)
DI MARIA ELEONORA (Membro Effettivo)
FAVARO DONATA (Membro Effettivo)
PAIOLA MARCO UGO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Basic statistics: descriptive statistics and probability. Inferential statistics: estimation, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing.
Target skills and knowledge: Knowledge of the main statistical techniques for the analysis of economic and business data for forecasting purposes. Skills to be acquired: ability to apply the techniques explained in class to real data, producing forecasts of economic and business aggregates.
Examination methods: Written exam aimed at verifying the acquisition of knowledge of the statistical techniques introduced. Data analysis project aimed at verifying the ability to apply statistical techniques to real cases.
Assessment criteria: Check the knowledge of some techniques to analyse economic data and the ability to apply them to real cases. Ability to formulate a research hypothesis and apply statistical methods on a set of data to prove this hypothesis.
Course unit contents: The linear regression model: definition, inference, goodness of fit
Regression for binary dependent variables
Introduction to market segmentation (cluster analysis)
Introduction to time series analysis
Forecasting with time series: Moving Averages and Smoothing Methods

Analysis of real cases with the statistical software R
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures and practical lectures in the computer lab.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Study materials will be uploaded on the moodle.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • James G., Witten D., Hastie T. and Tibshirani R., An Introduction to Statistical Learning with Applications in R. --: Springer, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Hyndman R.J., Athanasopoulos G., Forecasting: Principles and Practice. --: O texts, 2018. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving
  • Peer assessment

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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