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In this short and very practical 2002 introduction to econometrics Philip Hans Franses guides the reader through the essential concepts of econometrics. Central to the book are practical questions in various economic disciplines, which can be answered using econometric methods and models. The book focuses on a limited number of the essential, most widely used methods, before going on to review the basics of econometrics. The book ends with a number of case studies drawn from recent empirical work to provide an intuitive illustration of what econometricians do when faced with practical questions. Throughout the book Franses emphasises the importance of specification, evaluation and implementation of models appropriate to the data. Assuming basic familiarity only with matrix algebra and calculus the book is designed to appeal as either a short stand-alone introduction for students embarking on an empirical research project or as a supplement to any standard introductory textbook.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521520904
ISBN-10: 0521520908
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 8mm)
Pages: 132
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Philip Hans Franses

Philip Hans Franses is Professor of Applied Econometrics and Professor of Marketing Research at Erasmus University, Rotterdam.

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