Applied Econometrics

By Prof. Tutan Ahmed   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 2421
Unique value added by this present course is that it will teach the students from data collection to conclusion of a study using econometric techniques. Second, it will delve deep into experiments in the field of Economics. Experimental Economics is a thriving area in the field of Economics.

INTENDED AUDIENCE :  Management, Humanities, Economics, Industrial Engineering
PREREQUISITES :  Higher Secondary Level Mathematics Knowledge
INDUSTRY SUPPORT :  Banking, Policy making/ Development Organization, Consulting Firms
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 26 Jul 2021
End Date : 15 Oct 2021
Exam Date : 24 Oct 2021 IST
Enrollment Ends : 09 Aug 2021
Category :
  • Management Studies
  • Economics
  • Managerial Economics
Credit Points : 3
Level : Postgraduate

Page Visits

Course layout

Week-1 : Sampling Fundamentals
Week-2 : Descriptive Statistics: Mathematical Distributions
Week-3 : Statistical Inferences
Week-4 : Review of Least Square and Linear Model
Week-5 : Probit, Logit & 2SLS
Week-6 : Review of Instrumental Variable
Week-7 : Introduction to Nonparametrics
Week-8 : Regression & Matching
Week-9 : Regression Discontinuity Design
Week-10 : Difference in Difference
Week-11 : Estimation of Treatment Effect 
Week-12 : Introduction to Data Mining (for High Dimensional Data)

Books and references

Basic Econometrics by Damodar Gujarati, Selected Handouts

Instructor bio

Prof. Tutan Ahmed

IIT Kharagpur
I was an undergraduate (BE) in Production from Jadavpur University. Mainly with an interest to make a larger impact, I choose to do a PhD in Public Policy from IIM Calcutta. After my PhD, I have experience of working with the Government of India, World Bank and UNDP.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 24 October 2021 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

MHRD logo Swayam logo


Goto google play store