Introductory Econometrics by Humberto Barreto This highly accessible and innovative text uses Excel R workbooks powered by Visual Basic macros to teach the core concepts of econometrics without advanced mathematics. It enables students to run monte Carlo simulations in which they repeatedly sample from artificial data sets in order to understand the data generating process and sampling distribution. Coverage includes omitted variables, binary response models, basic time series, and simultaneous equations. The authors teach students how to construct their own real-world data sets drawn from the internet, which they can analyze with Excel R or with other econometric software. Fully integrated with Microsoft Excel, this textbook forces students to take a hands-on approach to the subject. There is no better way to learn econometrics than by doing econometrics!
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Our fundamental strategy is to use clear language and take advantage of recent developments in computers to create concrete, visual explanations of difficult, abstract ideas. This web site makes available the introductory sections and Excel workbooks from each chapter so you can see what we cover and how we present the material.
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The CD also has materials on downloading data from a handful of web sites, including detailed instructions on using the Current Population Survey, and several "how to" documents that offer practical, step-by-step instructions on a particular task.
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No one text had the best explanation for each topic. The problem remained that for many topics I never did find a book which translated the formal mathematical presentation into a practical worked out example, so that I could understand the procedure and how to implement it. Every topic includes guided Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and add-ins which illustrate the topic being addressed. The economics and the econometrics are presented with such clarity and unity; bridging the two in a way that none of the other texts do. These are "live" spreadsheets that invite you to experiment. For example; there is an Excel workbook which illustrates the correlation coefficient. Rather than a dry recitation of formula and proof, you can interact with the spreadsheet and see exactly how the same coefficient can apply to data having very different patterns.