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Comparative and International Studies Master Information
Kernfächer
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
857-0002-00LMethods III: Statistical Learning Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Only for MA Comparative and International Studies.
O8 KP1U + 2SD. Hangartner, M. Marbach
KurzbeschreibungIntroduction to methods for supervised and unsupervised learning for the social sciences.
LernzielThe goal of this course is provide students with an introduction to statistical learning methods. Upon completion of the course, students will have an understanding of modern computiational methods for modelling and prediction, the assumptions on which they are based, and be able to use them to address specific research questions in the social sciences.
InhaltTopics include linear regression with interaction and fixed effects, binary logistic regression, classification, resampling methods, shrinkage approaches, tree-based methods, support vector machines, clustering, principal component analysis, factor analysis, and item response theory.
LiteraturJames, Gareth, Daniela Witten, Trevor Hastie, and Robert Tibshirani. An introduction to statistical learning. Springer, 2013. (7th edition).

The PDF of the textbook is made freely and legally available by the authors and Springer press and part of the course package.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesMethods II
857-0004-00LPolitical Economy Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Only for MA Comparative and International Studies.
W8 KP1U + 2ST. Bernauer, V. Koubi
KurzbeschreibungThis seminar focuses on the interplay of political and economic factors in shaping policy outcomes at local to global levels. It concentrates on the application of economic logic to political questions and the influence of political processes and institutions on economic activity.
LernzielThis seminar focuses on the interplay of political and economic factors in shaping policy outcomes at local to global levels. It concentrates on the application of economic logic to political questions and the influence of political processes and institutions on economic activity.
InhaltThis seminar focuses on the interplay of political and economic factors in shaping policy outcomes at local to global levels. It focuses on the application of economic logic to political questions and the influence of political processes and institutions on economic activity. It draws on a broad range of theoretical perspectives from comparative and international politics, positive political theory, public choice, and economics. We first review basic theoretical models from political science and economics and then use them to investigate a number of specific areas of interest. We examine the effects of special interests on government regulation of economic activity, the determinants of the size of government, economic growth and sustainable development, the politics of international trade and investment, and monetary and fiscal policy. We seek to make students familiar not only with the theoretical and methodological approaches used in this area of study, but also with important research issues in comparative and international political economy.
Skriptsee http://www.cis.ethz.ch/education/macis/courses
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesCore course in the MA CIS program. Restricted to students of MA CIS. 8 ECTS credit points upon successful completion. The overall grade will be based on a review essay, a written mid-term exam, and a written end-of-semester exam.
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