1st Edition

Applied Statistics for Economists




ISBN 9780415554688
Published November 3, 2011 by Routledge
446 Pages 98 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book is an undergraduate text that introduces students to commonly used statistical methods in economics. Using examples based on contemporary economic issues and readily available data, it not only explains the mechanics of the various methods, but also guides students to connect statistical results to detailed economic interpretations. Because the goal is for students to be able to apply the statistical methods presented, online sources for economic data and directions for performing each task in Excel are also included.

Table of Contents

Preface  Part 1: Descriptive Statistics of an Economic Variable  1. The Role of Statistics in Economics  2. Visual Presentations of Economic Data  3. Observations and Frequency Distribution  4. Measures of Central Tendency  5. Measures of Dispersion  Part 2. Temporal Descriptive Statistics: Change Over Time  6. Measuring Changes in Prices and Quantity  7. Descriptions of Stability: Short-Run Changes  8. Patterns of Long-Term Change  Part 3: Statistical Inferences about a Single Variable  9. Basic Concepts in Statistical Inference  10. Statistical Estimation  11. Statistical Hypothesis Testing of a Mean  Part 4: Relationships between Two Variables: Descriptions and Statistical Inference  12. Correlation Analysis  13. Simple Linear Regression, Descriptive Measures  14. Simple Regression Analysis: Statistical Inference  15. Simple Regression Analysis: Variable Scales and Functional Forms  Part 5: Relationships between Multiple Variables: Description and Statistical Inferences  16. Multiple Regression Analysis: Descriptive Measures  17. Multiple Regression Analysis: Hypothesis Tests for Partial Regression Coefficients and Overall Goodness of Fit  18. Multiple Regression Analysis: Dummy Variables and Statistical Problems

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Biography

Margaret Lewis is Professor of Economics at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University, Minnesota, USA..