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Introduction

Stephen Bazen

in Econometric Methods for Labour Economics

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199576791
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731136 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576791.003.0001

Series: Practical Econometrics

Introduction

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This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to provide a practical guide to understanding and applying the standard econometric tools that are used in labour economics. Emphasis is placed on both the input and the output of empirical analysis, rather than the understanding of the origins and properties of estimators and tests, topics which are more than adequately covered in recent textbooks on microeconometrics. The basic idea developed in this book is that linear regression is an important starting point for empirical analysis in labour economics.

Keywords: labour economics; econometric tools; empirical analysis; linear regression

Chapter.  1105 words. 

Subjects: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics

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