Welcome to R-Econometrics!

You want to learn the basics of the R programming language and how to use the software for econometric analyses? Great! This site could be useful for you. It is about learning how to use the free statistical software R for basic econometric applications and shall provide an intuition of the basic structure of the program and the basic statistical functions, which are needed to pass introductory courses in econometrics. The focus is less on the math behind statistical methods and more on their application, so that newcomers become familiar with the program quickly.

So, let’s begin with the R(eal) basics.

Recently, I have finished the first version of a below 30 pages introduction to R. It uses an exemplary workflow to explain some basics of the language and the application of the packages dplyr, ggplot2 and openxlsx. The script can be downloaded here.

Note that I am gradually moving this site to r-econometrics.com. You will find the most recent content there. If a post has not been migrated yet, you will still find it here.



  1. I just stumbled on to your site, I want to thank you for providing your R programs for the examples within this book , as that will be extremely useful in understanding the material in a more practical manner by looking at how your code is done and being able to work with the data directly.. (dataset that is) thanks so much!

  2. Thank you so much!! In my university we will be switching from Stata to R next year and I am in charge of teaching the basics to the students. This website was of great help, with all the examples step by step and many useful explanations. Excellent! I am spreading the word!

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