An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata

1st Edition

Christopher F. Baum

Stata Press
Published August 17, 2006
Reference - 341 Pages
ISBN 9781597180139 - CAT# SZ0130


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  • Progresses from introductory material on Stata to applications of Stata's tools for econometric analysis, including the most widely used tool-the multiple linear regression model
  • Presents essential economic and financial tools, including cross-sections, time-series, panel-data structures, merges, appends, and data validation
  • Demonstrates the basic skills needed to load and manipulate data in the Stata environment, such as using the generate, replace, egen, sort, merge, and append commands
  • Illustrates linear regression, generalized least squares, regression with indicator variables, instrumental-variables methods, panel-data models, and limited-dependent variables models using practical examples
  • Summary

    Integrating a contemporary approach to econometrics with the powerful computational tools offered by Stata, An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata focuses on the role of method-of-moments estimators, hypothesis testing, and specification analysis and provides practical examples that show how the theories are applied to real data sets using Stata.

    As an expert in Stata, the author successfully guides readers from the basic elements of Stata to the core econometric topics. He first describes the fundamental components needed to effectively use Stata. The book then covers the multiple linear regression model, linear and nonlinear Wald tests, constrained least-squares estimation, Lagrange multiplier tests, and hypothesis testing of nonnested models. Subsequent chapters center on the consequences of failures of the linear regression model's assumptions. The book also examines indicator variables, interaction effects, weak instruments, underidentification, and generalized method-of-moments estimation. The final chapters introduce panel-data analysis and discrete- and limited-dependent variables and the two appendices discuss how to import data into Stata and Stata programming.

    Presenting many of the econometric theories used in modern empirical research, this introduction illustrates how to apply these concepts using Stata. The book serves both as a supplementary text for undergraduate and graduate students and as a clear guide for economists and financial analysts.