As an Econometrician you will be working on the application of statistical methods to economic data in order to give empirical results and forecast future trends from historical data.

What do Econometricians do?

Econometricians conduct quantitative analysis of economic phenomena, using highly specialized statistical measures and mathematical formulae to interpret the data and generate quantifiable results. They create statistical models and predict economic principles and outcomes.

What does a typical day at work involve?

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  • Checked Analyse data using statistical techniques and software
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  • Checked Prepare reports and present research results
  • Checked Recommend solutions to economic problems
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How to become an International Econometritian?

Step 1
Take any Stream at +2 level

You may take any stream at +2 to be eligible for admission to an undergraduate course in Economics. A sound base in Mathematics will be of advantage and may be an essential requirement for some institutions. Also, preference may be given to candidates who have studied Economics at +2 level.

Step 2
Take BA/B.Sc in Economics/Econometrics

Take BA/B.Sc Economics which is of 3 years duration. Although in India Econometrics specialisation is not offered at Bachelor’s level there are many foreign universities offering BA/B.Sc Econometrics course.

Step 3
Take MA/M.Sc in Econometrics

Take MA/MSc in econometrics which is of 2 years duration.

Step 4
M.Phil/Doctoral programs

After pursuing a masters, you may take M.phil (2 years program) or PhD (3-4 years) in Econometrics.

Econometrics Colleges

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Requirements for masters in Econometrics

Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture

India (From University of Madras for M.A. Econometrics)

  • Candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in Economics or Business Economics or any Specialization in Economics, B.Com./B.C.A., B.Sc. in Mathematics/Statistics or Undergraduate degree in Management/Business Administration. or Company Secretaryship.
  • Should qualify in the entrance examinations conducted by the University.

Foreign ( from London School of Economics, UK for MSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics)

  • First class honours degree or equivalent with strong, technical background in engineering, physical science, econometrics, statistics, mathematics and/or economics.
  • English Language Proficiency : An Overall score of 7.0 in IELTS or an overall score of 100 in TOEFL.
  • GMAT : A score over 163/780 in the quantitative section of the test.
  • Academic statement of purpose.
  • Two academic references.

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Skills Required

Analytical skills

An Econometrician must have strong analytical skills. They should be able to analyse data in detail, observe patterns, do advanced calculations, interpret and draw logical conclusions.

Critical-thinking skills

Econometricians must be able to use logic and reasoning to solve complex problems.

Communication skills

Econometricians must be able to explain their work to the team members. They have to do presentations and explain reports to clients as well.

Writing skills

Econometricians must be able to present their findings clearly. Many econometricians prepare reports for colleagues or clients; others write for publication in journals or for news media.


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