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Authors:
Christopher F. Baum and Stan Hurn
Publisher: Stata Press
Copyright: 2021
ISBN-13: 978-1-59718-355-0
Pages: 416; paperback
Price: $68.00
Authors:
Christopher F. Baum and Stan Hurn
Publisher: Stata Press
Copyright: 2021
ISBN-13: 978-1-59718-356-7
Pages: 416; eBook
Price: $58.00
Authors:
Christopher F. Baum and Stan Hurn
Publisher: Stata Press
Copyright: 2021
ISBN-13: 978-1-59718-357-4
Pages: 416; Kindle
Price: $54.00

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Environmental Econometrics Using Stata is written for applied researchers that want to understand the basic theory of modern statistical methods and how to use them. It is also perfectly suited for teaching. Each chapter is motivated with real data and ends with a set of exercises. The book is also inherently interdisciplinary. The questions posed by environmental issues are relevant to researchers in the physical sciences, economics, sociology, political science, and public health, among other fields.

Each chapter begins with a real dataset and research question. The authors then provide an introduction to the statistical method and demonstrate how to use it to answer the research question. The authors discuss the assumptions about the data and the model, demonstrate the Stata commands used to fit the model and check the model assumptions, and interpret the results. The workflow of the book mimics the workflow that would be required to present your results to an academic audience.

The book is of interest not only for its exposition of the topics but also for its breadth. The book presents estimators for continuous, binary, and ordered outcomes in cross-sectional data; univariate and multivariate time series with stationary and nonstationary data; linear and dynamic panel data; and spatial models and fractional integration. The range of methods is not arbitrary; it is a function of the questions posed by environmental data and reflects the challenges faced by researchers from different disciplines to answer a wide range of questions using modern statistical methods.

About the authors

Christopher F. Baum is a professor of economics and social work at Boston College. Baum has taught econometrics for many years, using Stata extensively in academic and nonacademic settings. He has over 40 years of experience with computer programming and has authored or coauthored several widely used Stata commands. He is the author of An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata and An Introduction to Stata Programming, Second Edition. He is an associate editor of the Stata Journal and maintains the Statistical Software Components Archive of community-contributed Stata materials.

Stan Hurn is a professor of econometrics at Queensland University of Technology. He held previous positions at the University of Glasgow and at Brasenose College, Oxford. He is a fellow of the Society for Financial Econometrics. His main research interests are in the field of time-series econometrics, and he has been published widely in leading international journals. He is also the coauthor of Econometric Modelling with Time Series: Specification, Estimation and Testing and Financial Econometric Modeling.

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