Learn to study statistical procedures from an asymptotic point of view.

The course starts with a review of various concepts of stochastic convergence (e.g. convergence in probability or in distribution) and properties of the multivariate normal distribution. Then the asymptotic properties of various statistical procedures are studies, including Chi-square tests, Moment estimators, M-estimators (including MLE) and Bayesian procedures. The examples are chosen according to importance in practical applications, and the theory is motivated by practical relevance, but the subjects are presented in theorem-proof form.


General statistics and preferably also measure theory.

Rules about Homework / Exam

Written midterm exam (duration 2 hrs, weight 40%) and written final exam (duration 2 hrs, weight 60%)
And a re-sit exam (100%). For those who do not have a (satisfactory) grade for the midterm exam, an alternative version of the final exam (duration 3hrs, weight 100%) will be available.