Quantitative methods

CERGE-EI Foundation Teaching Fellows Program & McGraw-Hill

About eBook

The primary objective of the fourth edition of Essentials of Econometrics is to provide a user-friendly introduction to econometric theory and techniques. This text provides a simple and straightforward introduction to econometrics for the beginner. The book is designed to help students understand econometric techniques through extensive examples, careful explanations, and a wide variety of problem material. In each of the editions, I have tried to incorporate major developments in the field in an intuitive and informative way without resort to matrix algebra, calculus, or statistics beyond the introductory level. The fourth edition continues that tradition.

Practical Econometrics bridges the gap between theoretical and practical knowledge of introductory econometrics. The intuition underlying each individual econometric tool is explained, both verbally and visually whenever possible, before introducing the technical details required to actually implement the tool. Particular attention is paid to developing correct interpretation skills and the how-to's associated with effectively communicating the quality of one's work. The goal is to provide readers with not only the desire but also the practical know-how to correctly utilize the econometric tools introduced and thereby increase the true power of the introductory econometrics course. Both Microsoft Excel and Stata software packages provide data examples throughout the text.

Table of contents

This edition covers two econometrics ebooks.

Essentials of Econometrics | 4th Edition 

by Damodar Gujarati and Dawn Porter

Practical Econometrics:  Data Collection, Analysis and Application | 1st Edition 

by Christiana Hilmer and Michael Hilmer