Econometric Methods for Labour Economics

Hardcover | October 15, 2011

byStephen Bazen

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This book provides an accessible presentation of the standard statistical techniques used by labour economists. It emphasises both the input and the output of empirical analysis and covers five major topics concerning econometric methods used in labour economics: regression and relatedmethods, choice modelling, selectivity issues, duration analysis, and policy evaluation techniques. Each of these is presented in terms of model specification, possible estimation problems, diagnostic checking, and interpretation of the output. It aims to provide guidance to practitioners on how touse the techniques and how to make sense of the results that are produced. It covers methods that are considered to be "standard" tools in labour economics, but which are often given only a brief and highly technical treatment in econometrics textbooks. It will be a useful reference for postgraduates and advanced undergraduates, researchers embarking on empirical labour market analysis, and for more experienced economists wishing to apply these techniques for the first time.

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This book provides an accessible presentation of the standard statistical techniques used by labour economists. It emphasises both the input and the output of empirical analysis and covers five major topics concerning econometric methods used in labour economics: regression and relatedmethods, choice modelling, selectivity issues, dura...

Stephen Bazen gained his PhD from the London School of Economics. Previously, he was Lecturer at the University of Kent and Professor at Universite de Bordeaux IV and Universite de Savoie. He has been Visiting Professor at the universities of Paris Pantheon-Assas, Cattolica Milan, and Geneva, and has taught econometrics and labour econ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.58 inPublished:October 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199576793

ISBN - 13:9780199576791

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. The Use of Linear Regression in Labour Economics2. Further Regression Issues in Labour Economics3. Dummy and Ordinal Dependent Variables4. Selectivity5. Duration Models6. Evaluation of Policy MeasuresConclusion