Analysis of Economics Data: Further
What courses to take after Economics 102 or similar regression
This version December 2022.
This is changing over time as there may be more offerings.
FOR WHICH REGRESSION COURSE SHOULD I TAKE (ECN 102 or 140)
- Economics 140 (Econometrics) This presents regression
theory and methods in more detail than 102.
In 2022-23 this is offered in Fall 2022, Winter 2023 and Spring
For 2023-24 current plans are Fall 2023, Winter 2024 and Spring
- Economics 141 (Economics and Financial Forecasting) and
requires ECN 102 or equivalent.
In 2022-23 this is offered in Winter 2023.
For 2023-24 current plans are Fall 2023 and Spring 2024.
- Economics 142 (Economics and Business Data Analytics)
requires ECN 102 or equivalent.
In 2022-23 this is offered in Fall 2023.
For 2023-24 current plans are Winter 2024 and Spring 2024.
- Several economics courses include some regression analysis of
These courses are in the Data
Analytics and Economics Analysis Specialization Track of
the Economics major.
Currently ECN 132 (Health Economics) and ECN 145 (Transportation
Economics). More courses may be added over time.
Statistics courses are listed here. Most immediately useful for
A minor in Statistics is Stat 106, 108,
130A-B (or 131A-B) and 1 course with 130B as a pre-requisite.
- Statistics 108 (Applied Statistical Methods: Regression
- Statistics 130A-B (Mathematical Statistics: Brief Course).
This is bread-and-butter statistics, often required for graduate
- Statistics 131A-C (Mathematical Statistics). More advanced
version of 130A-B. Take either 130 or 131.
- Statistics 137 (Applied Time Series Analysis).
- Statistics 141A-C (Data Science, Data and Web Technologies,
- Statistics 142A-B (Statistical Learning)
A major in Statistics requires 48-52
upper division units depending on which trak you take.
DATA STUDIES COURSES
This new small program offers courses listed here.
- STS 101 (Introduction to Data Studies). Data manipulation
- STS 112 (Visualizing Society with Data). Uses R.
- STS 115 (Data Science and Exploration). Case studies using R.
- STS 195 (Research in data Studies).
Courses listed here.
COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSES
- CMN 150V (Computational Social Science). Includes web scraping
and visualizng social networks
- CMN 152V (Social Science with Online Data). Focus on web
scraping and social media API's.
The most useful first course for computer science non-majors is ECS
32A Introduction to Programming using Python. This is followed by
ECS 32B and ECS 34. (Majors instead begin with ECS 36A which uses
Computer science courses are listed here. The new
numbering, beginning in 2018-19 follows. The lower division courses
for non-majors include
The lower division courses for majors include
- ECS 32A Introduction to Programming. Programming in Python.
- ECS 32B Introduction to Data Structures. Ues Python.
- ECS 32C Implementation of Data Structures in C. Uses C.
- ECS 34 Software development in Unix and C/C++.
- ECS 36A Programming and problem solving. Programming in C.
- ECS 36B Software Development and Object-oriented programming
- ECS 36C Data Structures, Algorithms and Programming.
Mathematics courses with detailed syllabi are listed here.
To strengthen mathematics for economics take more advanced courses
in linear algebra and calculus.
- MAT 22A (Linear Algebra). Covers vectors and matrices.
- MAT 67 (Modern Linear Algebra). More advanced course than 22A.
- MAT 25 (Advanced Calculus). Requires 21C.
- MAT 125A, 125B (Real Analysis). Requires 25. Calculus at an
even more advanced level
- MAT 108 (Introduction to Abstract mathematics). Requires 21B.
Includes how to prove theorems.
A. Colin Cameron / UC-Davis Economics / http://www.econ.ucdavis.edu/faculty/cameron