Recognizing that A-level mathematics is no longer a prerequisite for economics degrees, this textbook is the first serious attempt to outline the basics of econometrics in the clearest and simplest manner possible. The main features of Econometrics: A Practical Approach include:
* a non-mathematical exposition of the key issues and topics
* worked examples involving real economic data
* a chapter on the use of modern technology including a listing of all the main data sources on the world wide web
* an appendix which makes use of the Microfit package to generate empirical results
* an examination of recent developments in the field. This text will be invaluable to students at all levels venturing into the world of econometrics.
Table of Contents
1. Econometric methods of research 2: Econometric modeling and diagnostic testing: specific to general approach 3: Qualitative variables in econometric models 4: Models with lagged variables 5: Simultaneous equations models and econometric analysis 6: Methodological strategies for dynamic modeling 7: Time-series analysis: non-stationary and cointegration 8: Applications of cointegration.
H. R. Seddighi is Reader in Applied Economics at Sunderland Business School, University of Sunderland. K. A. Lawler is Reader in Industrial Economics at Sunderland Business School, University of Sunderland. A. V. Katos is Professor of Econometrics and Head of Department of Applied Informatics at the University of Macedonia, Greece.