Econometrics, Statistics and Empirical Economics

S414 Advanced Mathematical Methods


PD Dr. Thomas Dimpfl

Profiles recently enrolled Master students
Language English
Time and place

September 30, from 9 am to noon

room: Neue Aula, HS 2

October 1 - October 2, from 9 am to noon

room: Neuphilologicum, HS 36

October 4 - October 11, from 9 am to noon,

room: Neuphilologicum, HS 36

exam (60 min)

October 19, 10.30 am, room: Kupferbau HS 25

Credit points 3 ECTS
Registration no registration required

Literature (selected chapters)

Short summaries:


This workshop is designed for recently enrolled Master students at the School of Business and Economics. The aim is to provide participants with fundamentals of probability theory and statistics which are particularly important in the first semester of the Master program. The workshop program covers key concepts of basic probability theory, basics of statistical inference, general approaches of parameter estimation (e.g., ordinary least squares) and a summary of matrix algebra (e.g., matrix addition and matrix multiplication, eigenvalues).

Study material (including online resources) are available below. Please familiarize yourself with the topic before the attendance class starts in Tübingen.

Course Material

The course is designed as a refresher and we will talk about the following topics. You may choose not to attend those classes that cover topics with which you are already familiar.


Ch01 Linear Algebra part I, Exercises

Ch02 Linear Algebra part II, Exercises

Ch03 Linear Algebra part III, Exercises

Ch04 Multivariate Calculus, Exercises

Ch05 Difference EquationsExercises


Ch06 Mathematical Statistics part I, Exercises

Ch07 Mathematical Statistics part II

Ch08 Mathematical Statistics part III

Ch09 Mathematical Statistics part IV

Ch10 Statistical Inference, Exercises

25 Easy pieces in Mathematical Statistics




The exam takes place on 19 October 2019, 10 am - 11 am (sharp) in HS 25 (Kupferbau).

Registration for the exam is required until Thursday, 17 October 2019 (midnight). You find the course on ILIAS. Password ExamAMM2019. Registration is binding. You can unlist yourself until 17 October 2019 as well. The standard rules for exams apply.

The retake exam will be scheduled by the examination office in April 2020.