UCL Department of Economics


Doing Economics: Measuring Climate Change

You'll work with real-world data on this course whilst exploring one of today's most topical issues.

Key Information 

  • Suited for: Undergraduate and postgraduate students studying a quantative subject, secondary school students at GCSE level or above or anyone who wants practical training in using statistical software to analyse data 
  • Requirements: Familiarity with basic mathematical operations, percentages, decimals, 2-D graphs. Basic Excel knowledge.
  • Duration: 4 weeks (4 hours per week)
  • Assessment: Quizzes (no formal assessment)

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After completing this course, you should be able to:

• Understand how data can be used to assess the extent of climate change

• Produce appropriate bar charts, line charts, and scatterplots to visualise data

• Calculate and interpret summary statistics (mean, median, variance, percentile, correlation)

• Explain the challenges with designing and implementing policies that address climate change

This online course hosted by Coursera provides learners with an opportunity to improve their data-handling skills in Excel by using real-world data on climate change