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Microeconometrics and MATLAB: An Introduction

Abi Adams, Damian Clarke, and Simon Quinn

January 2016

ISBN: 9780198754503

224 pages
Paperback
234x156mm

In Stock

Price: £47.99

Provides an introduction to MATLAB: a computer language that gives researchers very flexible control over how they move between economic theory and empirical methods. Written for researchers who use survey data to understand economic behaviour.

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Provides an introduction to MATLAB: a computer language that gives researchers very flexible control over how they move between economic theory and empirical methods. Written for researchers who use survey data to understand economic behaviour.

  • Flexible approach that addresses how the reader can convert a problem into an economic model and their own estimator
  • Machine-readable example code is provided to assist introductory readers, which can be adapted for use in a reader's own research project
  • Written in an engaging and light-hearted manner. The aim is to make learning a fun experience and to build the reader's confidence
  • Mathematical expressions and computer code are given side-by-side so you can easily see how estimators are converted from page to computer

About the Author(s)

Abi Adams, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Oxford, Damian Clarke, PhD student in Economics, University of Oxford, and Simon Quinn, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Oxford

Abi Adams is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford, a Research Fellow at the Institute of Fiscal Studies and a Cowles Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow. Her research focuses on consumer choice, with a particular interest in nonparametric methods and revealed preference theory.

Damian Clarke is a DPhil (PhD) student in economics at the University of Oxford, with research focusing on maternal and child health and education, fertility and family size, and applied microeconometrics. Damian has worked for a range of international organisations and government bodies in Latin America and in West Africa.

Simon Quinn is an Associate Professor of Economics and a Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford. Simon's research interests lie primarily in the study of firms and development.

Table of Contents

    I: Foundations
    1:Entering the 'Matrix Laboratory'
    2:The Agent Optimises
    3:The Economist Optimises
    II: Discrete Choice
    4:Discrete Multinomial Choice
    5:Discrete Games
    III: Dynamics
    6:Dynamic Choice on a Finite Horizon
    7:Dynamic Choice on an Infinite Horizon
    IV: Non-Parametric Methods
    8:Nonparametric Regression
    9:Semiparametric Methods
    V: Speed
    10:Speeding Things Up. . .
    11: . . and Slowing Things Down