ECO225H1: Data Tools for Economists


This course explores unstructured data sources such as text files, webpages, weather data, social media posts, satellite imagery, and traffic data and how economists harness these types of data. It offers a practical introduction to: creating datasets from these types of sources (for example, via web scrapping and machine learning), linking data sources, and managing and visualizing these data (for example, via geospatial visualization).


ECO100Y1(67%)/(ECO101H1(63%), ECO102H1(63%))/ECO105Y1(80%); MAT133Y1(63%)/(MAT135H1(60%), MAT136H1(60%))/ MAT137Y1(55%)/MAT157Y1(55%); CSC108H1/​CSC148H1

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)