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1
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1 heure pour terminer

Welcome module

Welcome to the first module of this course. In this welcome module, you will be introduced with the Professors that will take part in this course on composites indices. We explain the rationale for composite indices (CIs) and show how they can be of interest. This course is open to NGO members, politicians, journalists, students and all persons interested in understanding, creating and/or interpreting CIs. By the end of this first module, you will have an overview of the content of the course week by week. ...
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2 vidéos (Total 10 min), 4 lectures
Video2 vidéos
Trailer2 min
1.1.1 Welcome - introduction to the objectives and content of the course6 min
Reading4 lectures
Slides for Lesson 1 introduction to objectives and content of the course10 min
Syllabus10 min
List of Acronyms10 min
List of References10 min
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3 heures pour terminer

Some introductory issues

This module contains four lessons. The first lesson is an introduction to CIs. It defines what a CI is, introduces their mathematical notation and reviews some core historical aspects of their development, the need and use of CIs. The second lesson focuses on the demand for CIs while the third lesson develops a qualitative framework for the construction of CIs. More specifically, the intrinsic quality of CIs is discussed by reviewing their pros and cons. Finally, the last lesson of this introductory module sketches the steps involved in the construction of a CI. Learning outcomes: by the end of this module you will have a clear idea what a CI is (definition, ingredients, history, objective), know why it is needed and where it is used (needs and demand), be familiar with the quality requirements and have a first idea steps involved in the construction of a CI. ...
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10 vidéos (Total 97 min), 4 lectures, 1 quiz
Video10 vidéos
2.1.2 Need, use, pros and cons of composite indices8 min
2.2.2 Statistical offices and the public demand, part I15 min
2.2.3 Statistical offices and the public demand, part II8 min
2.2.4 The demand for social indicators1 min
2.2.5 The political demand, part I10 min
2.2.6 The political demand, part II9 min
2.3.1 Good practices for composite indices, part I12 min
2.3.2 Good practices for composite indices, part II10 min
2.4.1 Constructing composite indices: an overview14 min
Reading4 lectures
Slides for lesson 1 introduction, definition and first examples10 min
Slides for Lesson 2 the demand for composite indices10 min
Slides for Lesson 3 towards a quality framework10 min
Slides for Lesson 4 the steps of constructing a composite index10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quizz Module 220 min
Semaine
2
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3 heures pour terminer

The steps of constructing a composite index

This module is organized along four lessons. The objective of this module is to familiarize you with the key steps to undertake when constructing a CI. The first lesson will develop a theoretical framework to support CIs’ construction. Notably, it will cover topics such as variables selection and data issues. The second lesson will introduce a unifying approach to construct CI by discussing aspects related to transformation functions and the elasticity of substitution. The entire third lesson will be devoted to an essential aspect in the construction of a CI: the choice of weights. Finally, the module will conclude by addressing questions arising after the construction of a CI. For instance, lesson four will discuss how to assess the robustness of the resulting CI. By the end of this module you will be familiar with all the most important technical (or say statistical) steps involved in constructing CIs. ...
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10 vidéos (Total 93 min), 4 lectures, 1 quiz
Video10 vidéos
3.1.2 Developing an economic/statistical framework, part II12 min
3.1.3 Selecting variables and data issues9 min
3.2.1 A unifying framework for composite indices4 min
3.2.2 The transformation functions10 min
3.2.3 The elasticity of substitution6 min
3.3.1 Choosing the weights, part I9 min
3.3.2 Choosing the weights, part II17 min
3.3.3 Choosing the weights, part III6 min
3.4.1 Robustness of results7 min
Reading4 lectures
Slides for Lesson 1 developing an economic/statistical framework10 min
Slides for Lesson 2 A unifying approach to construct composite indices10 min
Slides for Lesson 3 Choosing the weights10 min
Slides for Lesson 4 After the construction10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quizz Module 320 min
Semaine
3
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3 heures pour terminer

Globalization and Youth labour market indices (ETH Zurich/KOF)

In this module, you will discover two popular indices developed by ETH Zurich: the Young Labour Market Index and the KOF Globalization index. In the first lesson of this week, you will learn more about the Youth Labour Market Index (YLMI). The KOF YLMI captures various aspects of the youth labour market situation of countries across the world. You will learn which indicators are included in the KOF YLMI and how these are aggregated into a single index. Furthermore, you will get to know an online tool that invites you to analyse the youth labour market situation yourself. In the second lesson of this module, you will learn about the KOF Globalization Index which is a widely used composite indicator that measures the degree of globalization for every country in the world since 1970. It distinguishes between three dimensions of globalization: Economic, social and political globalization. In the following module, you will learn why it is important to measure globalization and what the different stages in constructing the KOF Globalization Index are. A critical discussion of the Index sums up the module. ...
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10 vidéos (Total 66 min), 8 lectures, 1 quiz
Video10 vidéos
4.1.2 Introduction to the index and YLMI tool4 min
4.1.3 Index components7 min
4.1.4 Index aggregation and results7 min
4.1.5 User perspective3 min
4.2.1 Motivation of the KOF Globalization index4 min
4.2.2 Selection of variables10 min
4.2.3 Normalization, weighting and aggregation6 min
4.2.4 Results7 min
4.2.5 User perspective10 min
Reading8 lectures
Slides for Lesson 1 Youth Labour Market Index10 min
KOF Study n°51 (optional)10 min
KOF Study n°67 (optional)10 min
KOF Study n°83 (optional)10 min
Slides for Lesson 2 KOF Globalization Index10 min
IMF 2007 Reaping the benefits of financial globalization (optional)10 min
Kose et al., IMF 2009 (optional)10 min
Schularick, JFE 2006 (optional)10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quizz Module 420 min
Semaine
4
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2 heures pour terminer

Export Potential Assessment (ITC)

This module focuses on trade indices developed by the International Trade Centre, the Export Potential Index (EDI) and the Product Diversification index (PDI). Frictions often create a gap between what a country could export and what it does export to markets around the world. Trade advisers could better address these frictions and help firms realize greater exports if they knew exactly which products and markets offer best chances. During this week, you will learn about the Export Potential Assessment (EPI and PDI), which indicates products, sectors and markets for trade development activities for over 200 countries and 4,000 products. Based upon an assessment of the exporting country’s supply capacity, the target market’s demand and tariff conditions as well as the bilateral links between the exporting country and the target market, it provides a ranking of untapped opportunities. ...
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12 vidéos (Total 65 min), 3 lectures, 1 quiz
Video12 vidéos
5.1.2 Global overview of the export potential assessment3 min
5.1.3 Motivation and data treatment8 min
5.1.4 Economic framework4 min
5.1.5 First dimension: the supply side7 min
5.1.6 Second dimension: the demand side5 min
5.1.7 Third dimension: the bilateral trade relations, and results4 min
5.1.8 Aggregation and final indicator construction5 min
5.2.1 Overview of PDI, motivation and data treatment5 min
5.2.2 The product space methodology6 min
5.2.3 Dimensions of the index: supply and demand sides, and results7 min
5.2.4 User perspective2 min
Reading3 lectures
Slides for Lesson 1 Export Potential Index10 min
Export Potential Assessment Methodology (optional)10 min
Slides for Lesson 2 Product Diversification Index10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quizz Module 520 min

Enseignants

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Stefan Andreas Sperlich

Professor
GSEM, Research Center for Statistics
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Juan Manuel Rodriguez Poo (in Partnership with UNIGE)

Professor
Departamento de Economía, Universidad de Cantabria

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