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


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

  • A concise, practical introduction for students
  • Assumes only basic of mathematics and statistics
  • 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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