Essential Statistics, Regression, and Econometrics

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Academic Press, 2012 - Education - 381 pages
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Essential Statistics, Regression, and Econometrics provides students with a readable, deep understanding of the key statistical topics they need to understand in an econometrics course. It is innovative in its focus, including real data, pitfalls in data analysis, and modeling issues (including functional forms, causality, and instrumental variables). This book is unusually readable and non-intimidating, with extensive word problems that emphasize intuition and understanding. Exercises range from easy to challenging and the examples are substantial and real, to help the students remember the technique better.



  • Readable exposition and exceptional exercises/examples that students can relate to
  • Focuses on key methods for econometrics students without including unnecessary topics
  • Covers data analysis not covered in other texts
  • Ideal presentation of material (topic order) for econometrics course
 

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Contents

Chapter 2 Displaying Data
27
Chapter 3 Descriptive Statistics
73
Chapter 4 Probability
101
Chapter 5 Sampling
141
Chapter 6 Estimation
163
Chapter 7 Hypothesis Testing
189
Chapter 8 Simple Regression
219
Chapter 9 The Art of Regression Analysis
259
Chapter 10 Multiple Regression
297
Chapter 11 Modeling Optional
333
Appendix
365
References
367
Index
377
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Gary Smith received his B.S. in Mathematics from Harvey Mudd College and his PhD in Economics from Yale University. He was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Yale University for seven years. He is currently the Fletcher Jones Professor of Economics at Pomona College. He has won two teaching awards and has written (or co-authored) seventy-five academic papers, eight college textbooks, and two trade books (most recently, Standard Deviations: Flawed Assumptions, Tortured Data, and Other Ways to Lie With Statistics, Overlook/Duckworth, 2014). His research has been featured in various media including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Motley Fool, NewsWeek and BusinessWeek. For more information visit www.garysmithn.com.

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