Core courses

The core courses on econometrics, macroeconomics and microeconomics are arranged every academic year by the Helsinki Center of Economic Research, HECER. The courses are divided into four formally independent modules


  • Econometrics 1: Econometric Methods I (autumn term)
  • Econometrics 2: Econometric Methods II (autumn term)
  • Econometrics 3: Microeconometrics (spring term)
  • Econometrics 4: Time Series Econometrics (spring term)


  • Macroeconomics 1: Advanced optimization methods for macroeconomic models (autumn term)
  • Macroeconomics 2: Stochastic recursive macroeconomic models (autumn term)
  • Macroeconomics 3: Business cycles (spring term)
  • Macroeconomics 4: Monetary Policy and Business cycles (spring term)


  • Microeconomics 1: Decision Theory (autumn term)
  • Microeconomics 2: Uncertainty and General Equilibrium (autumn term)
  • Microeconomics 3: Game Theory (spring term)
  • Microeconomics 4: Information Economics (spring term)

As a rule,all courses are given in English. Course organization and grading follows the hosting university's standards. Credits are registered and degrees granted by the university in which the student is enrolled.