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Essex Summer School at WASEDA 2019

University of Essex and the Center for Empirical Analysis of Political Economy at Waseda University will co-organize the 2019 Essex Summer School (ESS) at Waseda University.

ESS will offer two courses, “Maximum Likelihood” and “Quantitative Text Analysis”. The courses are designed for students who have already learned intermediate statistics and regression analysis. The courses are open to any university and any department although the number of seats is limited (up to 20 students). Although our main targets are graduate students, the courses are also open to undergraduate students. The courses will be taught in English. The tuition fee is £200 per course.

Upon completion of the course, University of Essex will issue their formal certification. Thus, it may be possible to transfer the course’s credits (2 credits) to your university’s credits. Please ask your department and university to check whether the credits can be transferred. The courses’ credits can be transferred to the credits for the School of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University.

See what past participants had to say about Essex Summer School.

General information

Date: 9-20 September 2019
Venue: Waseda Campus, Waseda University
Language: English
Tuition: £200 per course
Application deadline: 31 August 2019

  • Course 1: “Maximum Likelihood Estimation” (9-20 September, 2019; 22 hours), by Dr. Daina Chiba
  • Course 2: “Quantitative Text Analysis” (9-20 September, 2019; 22 hours), by Dr. Nicole Baerg

*A Preparation Course for Stata/R [Optional, Free] (2, 3 September; 3 hours per day): This course is for the registered students who are not familiar with Stata and R. Our TA will conduct basic Stata/R sessions to prepare for the above courses. Even if you are not able to attend the sessions, we can e-mail you the session materials upon request.

**For more details about the courses, please refer to the application website.

Schedules for both courses

Sep 9- Sep 13, and Sep 17: 10:00-11:30, (15 min break), 11:45-13:15
Sep 18 and 19: 10:00-11:30 (Office Hours after the class)
Sep 20(Final Exam): 10:30-12:00 (A reception lunch after the exam)

How to apply

To apply, please submit an application form and pay tuition from the link below by 31 August 2019.

Contact information

If you have any question, please contact our center.

Center for Empirical Analysis of Political Economy, Top Global University Project, Waseda University
E-mail: [email protected]
Organizers:Kazumi Shimizu (Economics), Satoru Shimokawa (Economics), Michiko Ueda (Political Science)

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