Institute of Econometrics and Economic Statistics

The Institute of Econometrics and Economic Statistics is headed by Professor Mark Trede since 2002.
The institute’s members teach students in the bachelor-, master- and PhD programs in quantitative methods in economics. One of the main objectives of the seminars and courses is to train students in testing economic theories empirically by applying appropriate econometric techniques. The following courses are offered on a regular basis: Elementary Statistics, Advanced Statistics, Econometrics, Empirical Economics and Time Series Analysis.

The current research topics are:

  • Estimation methods for continuous-time models of human capital returns.
  • Development of econometric methods to detect speculative bubbles.
  • Dynamic hedonic regression.
  • Tests of the martingale property.
  • Statistical inference for copulas.