Econometrics and Data Analysis for Developing Countries, Volume 1

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Econometrics and Data Analysis for Developing Countries provides a rigorous but accessible foundation to modern data analysis and econometric practice. The book contains many examples and exercises with data from developing countries. Distinctive features include:- teaching regression by example using data drawn from actual development experiences, a wide range of detailed information from Latin America, Africa and South Asia, extensive use of regression graphics as a complementary diagnostic tool of applied regression, opportunities for readers to gain hands on experience in empirical research and hundreds of useful statistical examples from developing countries on computer disk.
 

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Contents

Model specification and applied research
23
Modelling an average
44
Boxes
68
Outliers skewness and data transformations
75
Data analysis and simple regression
111
interpreting multiple regression coefficients
163
Model selection and misspecification in multiple regression
208
Dealing with heteroscedasticity
251
Trends spurious regressions and transformations
335
Misspecification and autocorrelation
366
Cointegration and the error correction model
393
Misspecification bias from single equation estimation
415
Estimating simultaneous equation models
437
The data sets used in this book
455
Statistical tables
463
References
481

Categories counts and measurements
279
Logit transformation modelling and regression
302

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About the author (1998)

Canadian author Howard White grew up on Nelson Island, British Columbia in the 1950's. White started his career as a newspaper reporter and later wrote for magazines and science and political books. He has written in such books as The Sunshine Coast and Spilsbury Coast: Pioneer Years in the Wet West. White received the 1991 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor for his book Writing in the Rain and the 1995 British Columbia Book Prize and the Haig Brown Regional Prize for Raincoat Chronicles.

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