Econometrics 4th edition by Badi H Baltagi pdf free download

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Econometrics 4th edition by Badi H Baltagi pdf free download

Econometrics 4th edition by Badi H Baltagi pdf free download. This book is intended for a first year graduate course in econometrics. Courses requiring matrix algebra as a pre-requisite to econometrics can start with Chapter 7. Chapter 2 has a quick refresher on some of the required background needed from statistics for the proper understanding of the material in this book. For an advanced undergraduate/ masters class not requiring matrix algebra, one can structure a course based on Chapter 1; Section 2.6 on descriptive statistics; Chapters 3-6; Section 11.1 on simultaneous equations; and Chapter 14 on time-series analysis.

Econometrics 4th edition by Badi H Baltagi pdf free download

This book teaches some of the basic econometric methods and the underlying assumptions behind them. Estimation, hypotheses testing and prediction are three recurrent themes in this book. Some uses of econometric methods include (i) empirical testing of economic theory, whether it is the permanent income consumption theory or purchasing power parity, (ii) forecasting, whether it is GNP or unemployment in the U.S. economy or future sales in the computer industry. (iii) Estimation of price elasticities of demand, or returns to scale in production.

Econometrics 4th edition by Badi H Baltagi pdf free download

More importantly, econometric methods can be used to simulate the effect of policy changes like a tax increase on gasoline consumption, or a ban on advertising on cigarette consumption. It is left to the reader to choose among the available econometric/statistical software to use, like EViews, SAS, STATA, TSP, SHAZAM, Microfit, PcGive, LIMDEP, and RATS, to mention a few. The empirical illustrations in the book utilize a variety of these software packages. Of course, these packages have different advantages and disadvantages. However, for the basic coverage in this book, these differences may be minor and more a matter of what software the reader is familiar or comfortable with. In most cases, I encourage my students to use more than one of these packages and to verify these results using simple programming languages like GAUSS, OX, R and MATLAB.

Econometrics 4th edition by Badi H Baltagi pdf free download

This book is not meant to be encyclopedic. I did not attempt the coverage of Bayesian econometrics simply because it is not my comparative advantage. The reader should consult Koop (2003) for a more recent treatment of the subject. Nonparametrics and semiparametrics are popular methods in today’s econometrics, yet they are not covered in this book to keep the technical difficulty at a low level. These are a must for a follow-up course in econometrics, see Li and Racine (2007). Also, for a more rigorous treatment of asymptotic theory, see White (1984). Despite these limitations, the topics covered in this book are basic and necessary in the training of every economist. In fact, it is but a ‘stepping stone’, a ‘sample of the good stuff’ the reader will find in this young, energetic and ever evolving field.

Econometrics 4th edition by Badi H Baltagi pdf free download

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