QuantEcon Workshop for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

On April 10th 2019, QuantEcon will run a one day workshop on Python for computational economics and econometrics. The workshop is aimed at beginners to Python, although some prior coding experience in other programming languages is preferable.

Topics will include an introduction to Python, scientific computing (overview), major scientific libraries in Python, and applications in economics, statistical analysis and data science.

Spaces for the workshop have now been filled.

The workshop is supported by the Research School of Economics at Australian National University and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Date and Location

9:30AM to 3:30PM, April 10, 2019

Gruen Seminar Room, H.W. Arndt Building 25A, ANU Research School of Economics


  • 9:30 - 10:30: Introduction and overview
  • 10:30 - 11:00: Tea break
  • 11:00 - 12:00: Scientific computing in Python
  • 12:00 - 1:00: Lunch
  • 1:00 - 2:00: Data analysis in Python part I
  • 2:00 - 2:30: Tea break
  • 2:30 - 3:30: Data analysis in python part II


Please be sure to bring your laptop to the workshop. If possible, install Anaconda Python (version 3.7).

  • Please follow the instructions on this page

All languages and computing platforms we use are free and open source.  

Troubleshooting of installations and other software issues will be available during the workshop.


The following resources will be useful during and after:


John Stachurski, Natasha Watkins


For requests or feedback, please email contact@quantecon.org.