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Introductory Econometrics: Intuition, Proof, and Practice

Jeffrey Zax


This book attempts to distill econometrics into a form that preserves its essence, but that is acceptable—and even appealing—to the student's intellectual palate. It insists on rigor when it is essential, but it emphasizes intuition and seizes upon entertainment wherever possible. The book is motivated by three beliefs. First, students are, perhaps despite themselves, interested in questions that only econometrics can answer. Second, through these answers, they can come to understand, appreciate, and even enjoy the enterprise of econometrics. Third, this text, which presents select innovations ... More

Keywords: econometrics, intuition, proof, practice, econometric techniques, comprehension, statistics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780804772624
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804772624.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey Zax, author