Discover how empirical researchers today actually think about and apply econometric methods with the practical, professional approach in Wooldridge’s INTRODUCTORY ECONOMETRICS: A MODERN APPROACH, 5E. Unlike traditional books on the subject, INTRODUCTORY ECONOMETRICS’ unique presentation demonstrates how econometrics has moved beyond just a set of abstract tools to become a genuinely useful tool for answering questions in business, policy evaluation, and forecasting environments. Organized around the type of data being analyzed, the book uses a systematic approach that only introduces assumptions as they are needed, which makes the material easier to understand and ultimately leads to better econometric practices. Packed with timely, relevant applications, the text emphasizes incorporates close to 100 intriguing data sets in six formats and offers updates that reflect the latest emerging developments in the field.
Jeffrey M. Wooldridge is a University Distinguished Professor of Economics at Michigan State University, where he has taught since 1991. From 1986 to 1991, he served as Assistant Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Wooldridge has published more than three dozen articles in internationally recognized journals, as well as several chapters in well-respected books. He is also the author of ECONOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF CROSS SECTION AND PANEL DATA. His work has earned numerous awards, including the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the Plura Scripsit award from Econometric Theory, the Sir Richard Stone prize from the Journal of Applied Econometrics, and three graduate teacher-of-the-year awards from MIT. A fellow of the Econometric Society and of the Journal of Econometrics, Dr. Wooldridge has been editor of the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics and econometrics co-editor of Economics Letters. He has also served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Econometrics and the Review of Economics and Statistics. Dr. Wooldridge received his B.A. with majors in computer science and economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, San Diego.