Sebastian Fossati Pereira, PhD, MA, BS

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - Economics Dept


Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - Economics Dept
(780) 492-3127
7-11 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4


Area of Study / Keywords

Time Series Econometrics Forecasting Empirical Macroeconomics


PhD, University of Washington, 2010

MA, University of Washington, 2006

Licenciado en Economia, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay, 2003



ECON 493 - Economic Forecasting

Statistical methods for modeling and forecasting trends, seasonal, and cyclical components; ARMA models; regression models; forecast evaluation; and forecasting in the presence of unit roots. Prerequisites: ECON 109 and ECON 399.

ECON 497 - Econometric Methods

Econometric problems and techniques with emphasis on regression methods and hypothesis testing. Single equation techniques and introduction to simultaneous equation systems. Matrix algebra is used extensively. Prerequisites: ECON 109, ECON 386, 387 and 399 or equivalent. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ECON 481 and 482. Not open to students with credit for ECON 408. Credit will not be granted for both ECON 497 and 400. Restricted to Economics Honors students, or Consent of the Department.

ECON 500 - Selected Topics in Economics

Content varies from year to year. Topics announced prior to registration period. Additional prerequisites may be required; consult the department for further information.

ECON 593 - Prediction and Machine Learning for Economics

Statistical methods for modeling and forecasting economic data. Topics may include data wrangling and exploration, visualization, cross-validation, regression models, machine learning methods, classification, predictive analytics, and forecasting with time series data.

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