Why Econometrics?

What is Econometrics?
Within the Econometrics and Operations Research Bachelor programme students learn how to solve problems in economics or in business by means of mathematical techniques. It enables you to take on complex issues like:

  • How will the price of energy and commodities evolve over the coming years?
  • How can queue times in hospitals be reduced?
  • How is advertising in online media best combined with offline media?
  • How can public transport planning be improved?

So, do you have a profound interest in the origins and evolvement of economic issues? Are you interested in applying mathematical and statistical techniques to help answer economic questions? Would you like to be able to develop and use your own models to define and explain reality systematically? Are you self-motivated and eager to study with international students? Then, Econometrics with mathematics, statistics and economics at its core is the programme for you.

Why study Econometrics and Operations Research in Rotterdam?
Rotterdam, Europe´s largest port, simply is the place to study Econometrics: hub of activity for industry, transport, logistics and finance, the issues that arise here are a direct challenge for econometricians. The Econometric Institute, founded in 1956 by Henri Theil and Nobel laureate Jan Tinbergen, is part of the oldest and largest school of economics in the country, and the foundation for the solid reputation that econometricians from Rotterdam still enjoy today. Furthermore Erasmus School of Economics offers:

  • a unique combination of theory and practice;
  • intensive individual academic support;
  • an international classroom and cosmopolitan atmosphere;
  • a vast international business and academic network;
  • a highly valued education with graduates in top positions in a wide range of sectors.

Like to learn more? Visit us! 
On the website of Erasmus School of Economics (www.eur.nl/ese/econometrics) you can read more about the programme, curriculum, requirements, etc. And of course you can also visit us on campus during one of the many events for prospective students (www.eur.nl/ese/visit). Not able to visit us in Rotterdam? Then join one of our monthly webinars (www.eur.nl/ese/webinars).