Introduction to Econometrics, 4th edition

  • James H. Stock, 
  • Mark W. Watson

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Learn more about modern Econometrics with this comprehensive introduction to the field, featuring engaging applications and bringing contemporary theories to life.

Introduction to Econometrics, 4th Edition, Global Edition by Stock and Watson is the ultimate introductory guide that connects modern theory with motivating, engaging applications.

The text ensures you get a solid grasp of this challenging subject's theoretical background, building on the philosophy that applications should drive the theory, not the other way around. The latest edition maintains the focus on currency, focusing on empirical analysis and incorporating real-world questions and data by using results directly relevant to the applications.

The text contextualises the study of Econometrics with a comprehensive introduction and review of economics, data, and statistics before proceeding to an extensive regression analysis studying the different variables and regression parameters. With a large data set increasingly used in Economics and related fields, a new chapter dedicated to Big Data will help you learn more about this growing and exciting area.

Sharing a variety of resources and tools to help your understanding and critical thinking of the topics introduced, such as General Interest boxes, or end-of-chapter, and empirical exercises and summaries, this industry-leading text will help you acquire a sophisticated knowledge of this fascinating subject.

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Published by Pearson (September 18th 2020) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780136879787

Subject: Economics

Category: Econometrics & Quantitative Methods

Table of contents

Brief Contents


  1. Economic Questions and Data
  2. Review of Probability
  3. Review of Statistics


  1. Linear Regression with One Regressor
  2. Regression with a Single Regressor: Hypothesis Tests and Confidence Intervals
  3. Linear Regression with Multiple Regressors
  4. Hypothesis Tests and Confidence Intervals in Multiple Regression
  5. Nonlinear Regression Functions
  6. Assessing Studies Based on Multiple Regression


  1. Regression with Panel Data
  2. Regression with a Binary Dependent Variable
  3. Instrumental Variables Regression
  4. Experiments and Quasi-Experiments
  5. Prediction with Many Regressors and Big Data


  1. Introduction to Time Series Regression and Forecasting
  2. Estimation of Dynamic Causal Effects
  3. Additional Topics in Time Series Regression


  1. The Theory of Linear Regression with One Regressor
  2. The Theory of Multiple Regression

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