A Concise Introduction to Econometrics: An Intuitive Guide – Philip Hans Franses – 1st Edition


In this short and very practical 2002 introduction to econometrics Philip Franses guides the reader through the essential concepts of econometrics. Central to the are practical questions in various disciplines, which can be answered using econometric methods and models. The 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, and implementation of models appropriate to the data. Assuming basic familiarity only with and calculus the is designed to appeal as either a short stand-alone introduction for embarking on an empirical research project or as a supplement to any standard introductory textbook.

  • A concise, practical introduction for
  • Assumes only basic knowledge of mathematics and
  • Practical and applied orientation
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. A few basic tools
3. Econometrics, a guided tour
4. Seven case studies
5. Conclusion
6. References
7. Bibliography.

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