Item description for A Practical Introduction to Econometric Methods Classical and Modern by Patrick Kent Watson & Sonja Sabita Teelucksingh...
The text is aimed at final-year undergraduate students or those at the graduate level doing econometrics for the first time. It is an introductory course in the theory and practice of classical and modern econometric methods. A proper study of the material will allow the reader to understand the scope and limitations of classical and modern econometric techniques; read, write and properly interpret articles and reports of an applied econometric nature; and be in a position to build upon the elements of econometric theory and practice introduced in the book. Although some basic knowledge of matrix algebra and elementary statistical theory will be assumed, much of it is covered in the text. All the main theoretical concepts are illustrated with the use of econometric software, mainly Eveiws.
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Studio: University Press of the West Indies
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10" Width: 7.01" Height: 1.1" Weight: 1.9 lbs.
Publisher University Press of the West Indies
ISBN 9766401225 ISBN13 9789766401221
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Highly Recommended Dec 21, 2002
As a post graduate student facing an econometrics course for the first time I found this book to be invaluable. I found the delivery of material particularly in the `modern' topics to be much more accessible than in either Gujarati or Enders. Some knowledge of statistics and some elements of mathematics are required, but as I quickly learned, any text on econometrics at this level requires these skills. Some authors try to overcome this hurdle by including reviews of statistics and matrix algebra either in an appendix or in an introductory chapter. Watson & Teelucksingh do not do this. They present any required techniques in the body of the text . While for me in a few instances the necessary skills required reference to introductory statistics texts, I found this to be more convenient than the summaries that are found in the appendices or introductions of other econometrics texts. After all, such summaries are typically attempts to fit elegant theoretical constructs into a few bullet points. My recommendation to the post-grad student to whom econometrics is new is to use this text and where necessary support it with whatever statistics text you were comfortable with at undergrad level.
quality of this book Oct 18, 2002
the book is simple and makes the tough parts of econometrics understandable.however some core background topics are lacking... statistical depth for persons without a solid background in statistics. such is found in other texts(see jonston, gujurati, koutsoyannis, intrilligator).furthermore the book assumes prior knowledge of matrices,hence those without a solid background herein,at left at a loss.