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Mostly Harmless Econometrics

Mostly Harmless Econometrics Author Joshua D. Angrist
ISBN-10 1400829828
Release 2008-12-15
Pages 392
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The core methods in today's econometric toolkit are linear regression for statistical control, instrumental variables methods for the analysis of natural experiments, and differences-in-differences methods that exploit policy changes. In the modern experimentalist paradigm, these techniques address clear causal questions such as: Do smaller classes increase learning? Should wife batterers be arrested? How much does education raise wages? Mostly Harmless Econometrics shows how the basic tools of applied econometrics allow the data to speak. In addition to econometric essentials, Mostly Harmless Econometrics covers important new extensions--regression-discontinuity designs and quantile regression--as well as how to get standard errors right. Joshua Angrist and Jörn-Steffen Pischke explain why fancier econometric techniques are typically unnecessary and even dangerous. The applied econometric methods emphasized in this book are easy to use and relevant for many areas of contemporary social science. An irreverent review of econometric essentials A focus on tools that applied researchers use most Chapters on regression-discontinuity designs, quantile regression, and standard errors Many empirical examples A clear and concise resource with wide applications



A Guide for the Young Economist

A Guide for the Young Economist Author William Thomson
ISBN-10 9780262201339
Release 2001
Pages 118
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In clear, concise language—a model for what he advocates—William Thomson shows how to make written and oral presentations both inviting and efficient.



Natural Experiments in the Social Sciences

Natural Experiments in the Social Sciences Author Thad Dunning
ISBN-10 9781107017665
Release 2012-09-06
Pages 358
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The first comprehensive guide to natural experiments, providing an ideal introduction for scholars and students.



Hands On Intermediate Econometrics Using R

Hands On Intermediate Econometrics Using R Author Hrishikesh D Vinod
ISBN-10 9789813101272
Release 2008-10-30
Pages 540
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This book explains how to use R software to teach econometrics by providing interesting examples, using actual data applied to important policy issues. It helps readers choose the best method from a wide array of tools and packages available. The data used in the examples along with R program snippets, illustrate the economic theory and sophisticated statistical methods extending the usual regression. The R program snippets are not merely given as black boxes, but include detailed comments which help the reader better understand the software steps and use them as templates for possible extension and modification.



Studyguide for Mostly Harmless Econometrics

Studyguide for Mostly Harmless Econometrics Author Cram101 Textbook Reviews Staff
ISBN-10 1618126784
Release 2012-01
Pages 59
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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780691120355 9780691120348 .



Mostly Harmless Econometrics An Empiricists Companion

Mostly Harmless Econometrics  An Empiricists Companion Author CTI Reviews
ISBN-10 9781490249216
Release 2016-10-16
Pages 19
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Mostly Harmless Econometrics, An Empiricists Companion. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.



Antifragile

Antifragile Author Nassim Nicholas Taleb
ISBN-10 9780812979688
Release 2014
Pages 519
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Shares insights into how adversity can bring out the best in individuals and communities, drawing on multiple disciplines to consider such topics as the superiority of city states over nation states and the drawbacks of debt.



Statistical Analysis of Contingency Tables

Statistical Analysis of Contingency Tables Author Morten Fagerland
ISBN-10 9781315356556
Release 2017-07-28
Pages 634
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Statistical Analysis of Contingency Tables is an invaluable tool for statistical inference in contingency tables. It covers effect size estimation, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests for the binomial and the multinomial distributions, unpaired and paired 2x2 tables, rxc tables, ordered rx2 and 2xc tables, paired cxc tables, and stratified tables. For each type of table, key concepts are introduced, and a wide range of intervals and tests, including recent and unpublished methods and developments, are presented and evaluated. Topics such as diagnostic accuracy, inter-rater reliability, and missing data are also covered. The presentation is concise and easily accessible for readers with diverse professional backgrounds, with the mathematical details kept to a minimum. For more information, including a sample chapter and software, please visit the authors' website.



Quantile Regression for Spatial Data

Quantile Regression for Spatial Data Author Daniel P. McMillen
ISBN-10 9783642318153
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 66
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Quantile regression analysis differs from more conventional regression models in its emphasis on distributions. Whereas standard regression procedures show how the expected value of the dependent variable responds to a change in an explanatory variable, quantile regressions imply predicted changes for the entire distribution of the dependent variable. Despite its advantages, quantile regression is still not commonly used in the analysis of spatial data. The objective of this book is to make quantile regression procedures more accessible for researchers working with spatial data sets. The emphasis is on interpretation of quantile regression results. A series of examples using both simulated and actual data sets shows how readily seemingly complex quantile regression results can be interpreted with sets of well-constructed graphs. Both parametric and nonparametric versions of spatial models are considered in detail.



Field Experiments

Field Experiments Author Alan S. Gerber
ISBN-10 0393979954
Release 2012
Pages 492
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A brief, authoritative introduction to field experimentation in the social sciences. Written by two leading experts on experimental methods, this concise text covers the major aspects of experiment design, analysis, and interpretation in clear language. Students learn how to design randomized experiments, analyze the data, and interpret the findings. Beyond the authoritative coverage of the basic methodology, the authors include numerous features to help students achieve a deeper understanding of field experimentation, including rich examples from the social science literature, problem sets and discussions, data sets, and further readings.



Adaptive Markets

Adaptive Markets Author Andrew W. Lo
ISBN-10 9781400887767
Release 2017-04-24
Pages 504
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A new, evolutionary explanation of markets and investor behavior Half of all Americans have money in the stock market, yet economists can't agree on whether investors and markets are rational and efficient, as modern financial theory assumes, or irrational and inefficient, as behavioral economists believe—and as financial bubbles, crashes, and crises suggest. This is one of the biggest debates in economics and the value or futility of investment management and financial regulation hang on the outcome. In this groundbreaking book, Andrew Lo cuts through this debate with a new framework, the Adaptive Markets Hypothesis, in which rationality and irrationality coexist. Drawing on psychology, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and other fields, Adaptive Markets shows that the theory of market efficiency isn't wrong but merely incomplete. When markets are unstable, investors react instinctively, creating inefficiencies for others to exploit. Lo's new paradigm explains how financial evolution shapes behavior and markets at the speed of thought—a fact revealed by swings between stability and crisis, profit and loss, and innovation and regulation. A fascinating intellectual journey filled with compelling stories, Adaptive Markets starts with the origins of market efficiency and its failures, turns to the foundations of investor behavior, and concludes with practical implications—including how hedge funds have become the Galápagos Islands of finance, what really happened in the 2008 meltdown, and how we might avoid future crises. An ambitious new answer to fundamental questions in economics, Adaptive Markets is essential reading for anyone who wants to know how markets really work.



Mastering Metrics

Mastering  Metrics Author Joshua D. Angrist
ISBN-10 9781400852383
Release 2014-12-21
Pages 304
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Applied econometrics, known to aficionados as 'metrics, is the original data science. 'Metrics encompasses the statistical methods economists use to untangle cause and effect in human affairs. Through accessible discussion and with a dose of kung fu–themed humor, Mastering 'Metrics presents the essential tools of econometric research and demonstrates why econometrics is exciting and useful. The five most valuable econometric methods, or what the authors call the Furious Five--random assignment, regression, instrumental variables, regression discontinuity designs, and differences in differences--are illustrated through well-crafted real-world examples (vetted for awesomeness by Kung Fu Panda's Jade Palace). Does health insurance make you healthier? Randomized experiments provide answers. Are expensive private colleges and selective public high schools better than more pedestrian institutions? Regression analysis and a regression discontinuity design reveal the surprising truth. When private banks teeter, and depositors take their money and run, should central banks step in to save them? Differences-in-differences analysis of a Depression-era banking crisis offers a response. Could arresting O. J. Simpson have saved his ex-wife's life? Instrumental variables methods instruct law enforcement authorities in how best to respond to domestic abuse. Wielding econometric tools with skill and confidence, Mastering 'Metrics uses data and statistics to illuminate the path from cause to effect. Shows why econometrics is important Explains econometric research through humorous and accessible discussion Outlines empirical methods central to modern econometric practice Works through interesting and relevant real-world examples



The Economics of Poverty

The Economics of Poverty Author Martin Ravallion
ISBN-10 9780190212773
Release 2016-01-07
Pages 720
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While there is no denying that the world has made huge progress against absolute poverty over the last 200 years, until recent times the bulk of that progress had been made in wealthy countries only. The good news is that we have seen greater progress against poverty in the developing world in recent times-indeed, a faster pace of progress against extreme poverty than the rich world saw over a period of 100 years or more of economic development. However, continuing progress is far from assured. High and rising inequality has stalled progress against poverty in many countries. We are seeing generally rising relative poverty in the rich world as a whole over recent decades. And even in the developing world, there has been less progress in reaching the poorest, who risk being left behind, and a great many people in the emerging middle class remain highly vulnerable to falling back into poverty. The Economics of Poverty strives to support well-informed efforts to put in place effective policies to assure continuing success in reducing poverty in all its dimensions. The book reviews critically the past and present debates on the central policy issues of economic development everywhere. How much poverty is there? Why does poverty exist? What can be done to eliminate poverty? Martin Ravallion provides an accessible new synthesis of current knowledge on these issues. It does not assume that readers know economics already. Those new to economics get a lot of help along the way in understanding its concepts and methods. Economics lives though its relevance to real world problems, and here the problem of global poverty is both the central focus and a vehicle for learning.



Regression Models for Categorical Dependent Variables Using Stata Second Edition

Regression Models for Categorical Dependent Variables Using Stata  Second Edition Author J. Scott Long
ISBN-10 9781597180115
Release 2006
Pages 527
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After reviewing the linear regression model and introducing maximum likelihood estimation, Long extends the binary logit and probit models, presents multinomial and conditioned logit models and describes models for sample selection bias.



Econometric Evaluation of Socio Economic Programs

Econometric Evaluation of Socio Economic Programs Author Giovanni Cerulli
ISBN-10 9783662464052
Release 2015-05-08
Pages 308
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This book provides advanced theoretical and applied tools for the implementation of modern micro-econometric techniques in evidence-based program evaluation for the social sciences. The author presents a comprehensive toolbox for designing rigorous and effective ex-post program evaluation using the statistical software package Stata. For each method, a statistical presentation is developed, followed by a practical estimation of the treatment effects. By using both real and simulated data, readers will become familiar with evaluation techniques, such as regression-adjustment, matching, difference-in-differences, instrumental-variables and regression-discontinuity-design and are given practical guidelines for selecting and applying suitable methods for specific policy contexts.



Principles of Econometrics

Principles of Econometrics Author Neeraj R Hatekar
ISBN-10 9788132106609
Release 2010-11-01
Pages 464
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This textbook makes learning the basic principles of econometrics easy for undergraduate and postgraduate students of economics. It specifically caters to the syllabus of ‘Introductory Econometrics’ course taught in the third year of the Bachelor of Economics programme in many universities. Principles of Econometrics takes the readers step-by-step from introduction to understanding, first introducing the basic statistical tools like concepts of probability, statistical distributions and hypothesis tests, and then going on to explain the two variable linear regression models along with certain additional tools such as the use of dummy variables and various data transformations. The most innovative feature of this textbook is that it familiarizes students with the role of R, which is a flexible and popular programming language. Using R, students will be able to implement a linear regression model and deal with the associated problems with substantial confidence.



Intuitive Biostatistics

Intuitive Biostatistics Author Harvey Motulsky
ISBN-10 9780199946648
Release 2013-12-01
Pages 540
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Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition of Intuitive Biostatistics: A Nonmathematical Guide to Statistical Thinking retains and refines the core perspectives of the previous editions: a focus on how to interpret statistical results rather than on how to analyze data, minimal use of equations, and a detailed review of assumptions and common mistakes. With its engaging and conversational tone, this unique book provides a clear introduction to statistics for undergraduate and graduate students in a wide range of fields and also serves as a statistics refresher for working scientists. It is especially useful for those students in health-science related fields who have no background in biostatistics. NEW TO THIS EDITION * A new chapter on the complexities of probability * A new chapter on meta-analysis * A completely rewritten chapter on statistical traps to avoid * More sections on common mistakes in data analysis * More Q&A sections * New topics and examples * New learning tools (each chapter ends with a summary and a list of statistical terms)