Welcome to the course website for “Natural Language Processing for Economists”.

This course is taught as an online guest course for the students of Munich Graduate School of Economics (MGSE) during October 2020.

What is this course about?

In this course, we will introduce Natural Language Processing (and Machine Learning) and explore how it can be used to address research questions in economics that require analysis of textual data.

What will the students learn?
  • Understand how text is represented on computers, and how to work with it by writing Python programs
  • Understand where NLP is useful for economists, and what are some of the common methods used
  • Given a problem description in economics research involving textual data, under- stand what methods from NLP can be used to solve the problem and design a step by step process to solve it.
For syllabus, reading materials, grading, mode of instruction/interaction etc., check the other tabs on this page! For any other enquiries about the course, send me an email!