Stat Camp for Economics PhD Students

  • Course StartJune 10, 2019
  • Course Duration7 Weeks
  • Workload10-15 hours per week
  • Credit OfferedStatement of Completion
  • Tuition$500

Review the statistical tools and concepts that are used in the first year Economics Ph.D. courses.

Course Description

Rice University offers an online statistics camp to review statistical tools and concepts that are used in the first year Economics Ph.D. courses.

This rigorous, 7-week course will cover topics including: Probability theory, Univariate and Multivariate random variables, Probability inequalities, Large Sample Theory and Limit theorems in probability. Students will have access to lecture videos and live sessions with instructors to learn the course content. There are 20 lectures to be completed during the 8 week course. Students will complete concept check questions, homework and quizzes for each module to reinforce what they’ve learned and test their skills. The course wraps up with a comprehensive final exam.

The coursework is intensive and students will need to dedicate 10-15 hours per week to the course in order to be successful. Because the course is online, you can take it from anywhere in the world. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection.

Refund Policy

Students may request to drop the course and receive a refund by emailing 100% refund will be granted for the first 2 weeks after course start date and 50% refund will be granted between 2 and 4 weeks after course start date.


Schedule: MTWThF, 20 Lecture Topics
Time: 1-2 hours per day of online lectures
Location: Canvas Platform,
Office Hours: TBA

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Important Course Dates

Online Stat Camp: June 10th – July 26th, 2019
Deadline to Enroll: June 24th, 2019
Stat Camp Online Exam Week: July 28th – August 4th, 2019

Lecture Samples

Course Syllabus

Course Syllabus


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Professor Information

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Amir Kazempour

Amir Kazempour is a doctoral student in the Economics Department at Rice University with an interest in Industrial Organization. He holds a master’s degree in Economics from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, Austria and Vienna University of Technology. Amir’s research focuses on estimation of matching games and the relation between competition and quality in […]

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Dr. Hülya Eraslan

Co-Instructor Ralph O’Connor Professor, Rice University Economics Department Dr. Eraslan is the Ralph O’Connor professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Economics department at Rice University. She received her Doctorate in Economics from the University of Minnesota in 2001. She has been a professor of Economics at Rice University since 2014.

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