Dealing with Econometrics: Real World Cases with Cross-Sectional Data
The book covers the basic statistical tools needed to analyse cross-sectional data in order to identify, quantify and evaluate possible socio-economic relationships. It contains both theoretical summaries and practical examples and exercises, some of which are solved using Excel or the Gretl software package. The exercises are mostly based on real-world data from Europe and Spain. The book also discusses basic methods, principles and practices of cross-sectional econometrics, considering simple and multiple regression analysis, statistical inference, the use of qualitative information in regression analysis and discrete choice models. In essence, it is a practical guide to the fundamentals of econometrics commonly taught in undergraduate courses in Business Administration, Finance and Accounting, and Economics in Europe.
Jordi Ripollés completed his PhD in Economics in 2014 at the University Jaume I, Spain, where he is currently working as an Associate Professor. His research fields of interest are energy economics, applied industrial organization, and international economics, and he has authored various research articles related to these areas.
Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso holds a PhD and an MSc in Economics from the University of Birmingham, UK. She is Professor at the Universities of Göttingen, Germany, and Jaume I, Spain, and board member of the International Network for Economic Research and the Centre for Global Migration Studies. Her research fields of interest are development aid, environmental economics, and international trade. She has authored two books and more than 100 journal articles.
Maite Alguacil obtained her MSc in Econometrics and International Economics from the University of Nottingham, UK. She completed her PhD in Economics at the Universitat Jaume I, Spain, where she is Professor and Vice-Dean of the Degree in Economics. Her research fields of interest are migration flows, trade, GVC, and the location of multinationals. She is the author of a number of journal articles and coordinates the research group CAMINA at the Universitat Jaume I.
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