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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

(p.501) Chapter 13 Making Regression More Flexible
Introductory Econometrics
Stanford University Press

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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