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Empirical Courses at Harvard

For students interested in pursuing empirical courses in some depth, the following provides guidance on the possible tracks to take. Note that not all courses are offered every year.

Track 1 (introductory)

  1. Fundamentals of Statistical Analysis (HLS)
  2. Applied Quantitative Analysis I (HLS)
  3. Advanced Quantitative Methods II: Econometric Methods (API-210; HKS) or Advanced Quantitative Research Methods (Sociology 203a).
OR
  1. Quantitative Analysis and Empirical Methods (API-201; HKS)
  2. Advanced Quantitative Methods I (API-209; HKS)
  3. Advanced Quantitative Methods II: Econometric Methods(API-210; HKS)
OR
  1. Quantitative Methods in Sociology (Sociology 156)
  2. Intermediate Quantitative Research Methods (Sociology 202)
  3. Advanced Quantitative Research Methods (Sociology 203a)

Highly Recommended

  • Empirical Analysis of Law: Seminar (HLS)

Optional (Time Series)

  • Analysis of Longitudinal Data: Seminar (Sociology 203b)

Track 2 (intermediate)

  1. Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Economics (Statistics 104)
  2. Quantitative Methods for Political Science I (Government 1000)
  3. Advanced Quantitative Political Methodology (Government 1002)
  4. Analysis of Longitudinal Data: Seminar (Sociology 203b)

Highly Recommended

  • Empirical Analysis of Law: Seminar (HLS)

Track 3 (advanced)

  1. Introduction to Probability (Statistics 110) or Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Economists (ECON 2110)
  2. Introduction to Applied Econometrics (ECON 2120)
  3. Econometric Methods (ECON 2040)
  4. Time Series Analysis (ECON 2142)

Highly Recommended

  • Empirical Analysis of Law: Seminar (HLS)
Last modified: March 23, 2012

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