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Introductory EconometricsIntuition, Proof, and Practice$
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Jeffrey Zax

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780804772624

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804772624.001.0001

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Making Regression More Flexible

Making Regression More Flexible

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(p.501) Chapter 13 Making Regression More Flexible
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Introductory Econometrics
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804772624.003.0013

This chapter shows that explanatory variables can appear in discrete and nonlinear form. These forms give us the opportunity to represent a wide and varied range of possible relationships between the explanatory and dependent variables. The discussions include dummy variables, the quadratic specification, logarithms, and interactions.

Keywords:   regression analysis, dummy variables, nonlinear effects, quadratic specification, logarithms, interactions

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