Applied Statistics and Economics

Welcome to the Department of Applied Statistics and Economics!

We are responsible for the statistical education at MODUL University, but also supports staff and students in all kind of methodological questions regarding empirical research. The links on this page will lead you to information about staff and the lectures and the research provided by the department.

Prof. Dr. Ivo Ponocny, Department Head

Educational Goals

Serving different study programs, the common basis is teaching methodological skills as a pillar of empirical science. The focus of the lectures is on understanding methodology, which means getting acquainted to the basic procedures, knowing about their features, being able to implement them by means of professional statistical software and to reflect and interpret the outcomes of statistical reasoning critically. Finally, the ubiquitous role of statistics in science as well as in society is illustrated.

Research Focus

  • Statistical procedures, especially non-parametric methods
  • Assessment of living conditions
  • Educational studies (PISA and more)