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Marina Friedrich is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Econometrics and Data Science of the School of Business and Economics.

She obtained her PhD degree from Maastricht University. In her PhD thesis, she proposes bootstrap methods for trend analysis with a special focus on environmental applications. A pdf version of her thesis can be found here.

Before coming to VU Amsterdam, she did a two year PostDoc at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). During the PostDoc her research was mainly related to understanding the price development in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) for CO2 emissions.

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Time series econometrics, climate econometrics, bootstrapping, missing data, trend estimation, nonparametric estimation techniques, environmental economics, emissions trading


  • Computational Methods in Econometrics
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Case Study for Econometrics and Data Science
  • Linear Algebra
  • Statistics

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Academic qualification

Econometrics, PhD, Bootstrap inference for environmental trends, Maastricht University

Award Date: 10 Dec 2020


  • HA Statistics
  • time series econometrics
  • bootstrap
  • nonparametric estimation
  • climate econometrics

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