Essentials of Econometrics

Hardcover | May 12, 2009

byDamodar Gujarati, Dawn Porter

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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.

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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 exten...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:576 pages, 9.1 × 7.5 × 1.1 inPublished:May 12, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0073375845

ISBN - 13:9780073375847

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Nature and Scope of Econometrics

Part I: The Linear Regression Model

Chapter 2: Basic Ideas of Linear Regression

Chapter 3: The Two-Variable Model: Hypothesis Testing

Chapter 4: Multiple Regression: Estimation and Hypothesis Testing

Chapter 5: Functional Forms of Regression Models

Chapter 6: Dummy Variable Regression Models

Part II: Regression Analysis in Practice

Chapter 7: Model Selection: Criteria and Tests

Chapter 8: Multicollinearity: What Happens if Explanatory Variables are Correlated?

Chapter 9: Heteroscedasticity: What Happens if the Error Variance is Nonconstant?

Chapter 10: What Happens if Error Terms are Correlated?

Part II: Advanced Topics in Econometrics

Chapter 11: Simultaneous Equation Models

Chapter 12: Selected Topics in Single-Equation Regression Models

Appendices

Introduction: Basics of Probability and Statistics

Appendix A: Review of Statistics: Probability and Probability Distributions

Appendix B: Characteristics of Probability Distributions

Appendix C: Some Important Probability Distributions

Appendix D: Statistical Inference: Estimation and Hypothesis Testing

Appendix E: Statistical Tables

Appendix F: Computer Output of EViews, Minitab, Excel, and STATA