Joshua D Angrist; Jorn-Steffen Pischke

Mostly Harmless Econometrics: An Empiricist's Companion (Paperback)

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Book FormatPaperback
AuthorJoshua D Angrist; Jorn-Steffen Pischke
Publication DateJanuary, 2009
ISBN-139780691120355
GenreBusiness & Economics/Econometrics
<p>The core methods in today's econometric toolkit are linear regression for statistical control, instrumental variables methods for the analysis of natural experiments, and differences-in-differences methods that exploit policy changes. In the modern experimentalist paradigm, these techniques address clear causal questions such as: Do smaller classes increase learning? Should wife batterers be arrested? How much does education raise wages? <i>Mostly Harmless Econometrics</i> shows how the basic tools of applied econometrics allow the data to speak.</p> <br /> <p> In addition to econometric essentials, <i>Mostly Harmless Econometrics</i> covers important new extensions--regression-discontinuity designs and quantile regression--as well as how to get standard errors right. Joshua Angrist and J&ouml;rn-Steffen Pischke explain why fancier econometric techniques are typically unnecessary and even dangerous. The applied econometric methods emphasized in this book are easy to use and relevant for many areas of contemporary social science.</p> <p> </p> <ul> <br /> <li>An irreverent review of econometric essentials </li> <br /> <li>A focus on tools that applied researchers use most </li> <br /> <li>Chapters on regression-discontinuity designs, quantile regression, and standard errors </li> <br /> <li>Many empirical examples </li> <br /> <li>A clear and concise resource with wide applications</li> <br /> </ul> <p></p>-- &quot;European Review of Agricultural Economics&quot;

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The core methods in today's econometric toolkit are linear regression for statistical control, instrumental variables methods for the analysis of natural experiments, and differences-in-differences methods that exploit policy changes. In the modern experimentalist paradigm, these techniques address clear causal questions such as: Do smaller classes increase learning? Should wife batterers be arrested? How much does education raise wages? Mostly Harmless Econometrics shows how the basic tools of applied econometrics allow the data to speak.


In addition to econometric essentials, Mostly Harmless Econometrics covers important new extensions--regression-discontinuity designs and quantile regression--as well as how to get standard errors right. Joshua Angrist and Jörn-Steffen Pischke explain why fancier econometric techniques are typically unnecessary and even dangerous. The applied econometric methods emphasized in this book are easy to use and relevant for many areas of contemporary social science.


  • An irreverent review of econometric essentials

  • A focus on tools that applied researchers use most

  • Chapters on regression-discontinuity designs, quantile regression, and standard errors

  • Many empirical examples

  • A clear and concise resource with wide applications

-- "European Review of Agricultural Economics"

The core methods in today's econometric toolkit are linear regression for statistical control, instrumental variables methods for the analysis of natural experiments, and differences-in-differences methods that exploit policy changes. In the modern experimentalist paradigm, these techniques address clear causal questions such as: Do smaller classes increase learning? Should wife batterers be arrested? How much does education raise wages? Mostly Harmless Econometrics shows how the basic tools of applied econometrics allow the data to speak.


In addition to econometric essentials, Mostly Harmless Econometrics covers important new extensions--regression-discontinuity designs and quantile regression--as well as how to get standard errors right. Joshua Angrist and Jörn-Steffen Pischke explain why fancier econometric techniques are typically unnecessary and even dangerous. The applied econometric methods emphasized in this book are easy to use and relevant for many areas of contemporary social science.


  • An irreverent review of econometric essentials

  • A focus on tools that applied researchers use most

  • Chapters on regression-discontinuity designs, quantile regression, and standard errors

  • Many empirical examples

  • A clear and concise resource with wide applications

Specifications

Publisher
Princeton University Press
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
373
Author
Joshua D Angrist; Jorn-Steffen Pischke
Title
Mostly Harmless Econometrics: An Empiricist's Companion
ISBN-13
9780691120355
Publication Date
January, 2009
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.00 x 6.00 x 1.50 Inches
ISBN-10
0691120358

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