Economics and data science are a powerful combination. More and more organizations are recognizing the value of data scientists who have an economics background. Armed with economics theory, these professionals can help evaluate the effectiveness of business decisions, forecast sales and other business metrics, design markets and inform pricing decisions.
In this three-course certificate program, we’ll cover the fundamentals of data science tools and methodologies and how you can apply them to large economic data sets to analyze a wide range of business problems. Using Python and R, you’ll discover how to understand, manage and visualize big data. You’ll also learn how to apply the machine learning tools for predictive analysis and statistical methods for causal inference that are routinely used for economic analysis at research institutions, government agencies, major tech companies and retailers.
This program is operated through the Professional & Continuing Education of UW.