Student office

Room A334, Ekonomikum (floor 3)Kyrkog√•rdsgatan 10
Postal address: Box 513, 751 20 Uppsala
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday 12.00-14.00, and Wednesday, Thursday 10.00-12.00.
Tel. 018 471 10 10, 018 471 10 11

Statistics Consulting

The Department of Statistics offers help and consulting within the field of statistics. There is no fee for researchers and PhD students from the Faculty of Social Sciences. Contact:

The Department of Statistics is a member of

The Swedish Statistical Society is a nonprofit organization for friends of statistics - statisticians, other users of statistics, and people with a general interest in statistics. The organization has approximately 1 000 individual  members and  25 corporate/department  members.

Research in Statistics

The research at the department of statistics mainly concerns two fields:
econometrics/time series analysis and Structural Equations Modeling (SEM). Within econometrics/time series analysis, we study macro economic models, in particular analysis of long term relations, i.e. cointegration. If data from many countries are present, we obtain a panel. Panel cointegration is a relatively new field, which is of great interest to us.

We are also interested in analysis of financial data. Many empirical studies indicate that such data are volatile, which means that their degree of fluctuation differs between different time periods. (For example, the volatility is high during periods of financial crisis.) Hence, there is a great need for statistical methods that take this kind of behavior into account.

To a large extent, our SEM research amounts to factor analysis, which tries to make conclusions about latent (non observable) factors. For example, such factors may explain the outcome of a questionnaire. A useful tool is the program package LISREL, which is developed by researchers at our department. SEM finds many applications in behavioral sciences.