2nd Edition

Microeconometrics Using Stata, Second Edition, Volume II: Nonlinear Models and Casual Inference Methods

By A. Colin Cameron, Pravin K. Trivedi Copyright 2022
    858 Pages
    by Stata Press

    Microeconometrics Using Stata, Second Edition is an invaluable reference for researchers and students interested in applied microeconometric methods.

    Like previous editions, this text covers all the classic microeconometric techniques ranging from linear models to instrumental-variables regression to panel-data estimation to nonlinear models such as probit, tobit, Poisson, and choice models. Each of these discussions has been updated to show the most modern implementation in Stata, and many include additional explanation of the underlying methods. In addition, the authors introduce readers to performing simulations in Stata and then use simulations to illustrate methods in other parts of the book. They even teach you how to code your own estimators in Stata.

    The second edition is greatly expanded—the new material is so extensive that the text now comprises two volumes. In addition to the classics, the book now teaches recently developed econometric methods and the methods newly added to Stata. Specifically, the book includes entirely new chapters on

    • duration models
    • randomized control trials and exogenous treatment effects
    • endogenous treatment effects
    • models for endogeneity and heterogeneity, including finite mixture models, structural equation models, and nonlinear mixed-effects models
    • spatial autoregressive models
    • semiparametric regression
    • lasso for prediction and inference
    • Bayesian analysis

    Anyone interested in learning classic and modern econometric methods will find this the perfect companion. And those who apply these methods to their own data will return to this reference over and over as they need to implement the various techniques described in this book.

    Nonlinear optimization methods

    Binary outcome models

    Multinomial models

    Tobit and selection models

    Count-data models

    Survival analysis for duration data

    Nonlinear panel models

    Parametric models for heterogeneity and endogeneity

    Randomized control trials and exogenous treatment effects

    Endogenous treatment effects

    Spatial regression

    Semiparametric regression

    Machine learning for prediction and inference

    Bayesian methods: Basics

    Bayesian methods: Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms


    Colin Cameron is a professor of economics at the University of California–Davis, where he teaches econometrics at undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as an undergraduate course in health economics. He has given short courses in Europe, Australia, Asia, and South America. His research interests are in microeconometrics, especially in robust inference for regression with clustered errors. He is currently an associate editor of the Stata Journal.

    Pravin K. Trivedi is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Indiana University–Bloomington and an honorary professor in the School of Economics at the University of Queensland. During his academic career, he has taught undergraduate- and graduate-level econometrics in the United States, England, Europe, and Australia. His research interests include microeconometrics and health economics. He served as coeditor of the Econometrics Journal from 2000–2007 and associate editor of the Journal of Applied Econometrics from 1986–2015. He has coauthored (with David Zimmer) Copula Modeling in Econometrics: An Introduction for Practitioners (2007).

    Cameron and Trivedi’s joint work includes research articles on econometric models and tests for count data, the Econometric Society monograph Regression Analysis of Count Data, and the graduate-level text Microeconometrics: Methods and Applications.