A complete and up-to-date survey of microeconometric methods available in Stata, Microeconometrics Using Stata, Revised Edition is an outstanding introduction to microeconometrics and how to execute microeconometric research using Stata. It covers topics left out of most microeconometrics textbooks and omitted from basic introductions to Stata. This revised edition has been updated to reflect the new features available in Stata 11 that are useful to microeconomists. Instead of using mfx and the user-written margeff commands, the authors employ the new margins command, emphasizing both marginal effects at the means and average marginal effects. They also replace the xi command with factor variables, which allow you to specify indicator variables and interaction effects. Along with several new examples, this edition presents the new gmm command for generalized method of moments and nonlinear instrumental-variables estimation. In addition, the chapter on maximum likelihood estimation incorporates enhancements made to ml in Stata 11. Throughout the book, the authors use simulation methods to illustrate features of the estimators and tests described and provide an in-depth Stata example for each topic discussed. They also show how to use Stata’s programming features to implement methods for which Stata does not have a specific command. The unique combination of topics, intuitive introductions to methods, and detailed illustrations of Stata examples make this book an invaluable, hands-on addition to the library of anyone who uses microeconometric methods.
This volume brings together two comprehensive survey studies of the literature on the microeconometrics of international trade. The chapters apply new empirical methods to the analysis of the links between international trade and various dimensions of firm performance such as productivity, profitability, wages, and survival. The studies also include report results for Germany, one of the leading actors on the world markets for goods and services. Contents:Survey Papers:Exports and Productivity: A Survey of the Evidence from Firm Level Data (Joachim Wagner)International Trade and Firm Performance: A Survey of Empirical Studies Since 2006 (Joachim Wagner)Characteristics of Exporting and Importing Firms in Germany:Exports and Firm Characteristics in German Manufacturing Industries: New Evidence from Representative Panel Data (Joachim Wagner)Higher Productivity in Importing German Manufacturing Firms: Self-Selection, Learning from Importing or Both? (Alexander Vogel and Joachim Wagner)Exports and Wages:Do Exporters Really Pay Higher Wages? First Evidence from German Linked Employer–Employee Data (Thorsten Schank, Claus Schnabel and Joachim Wagner)Higher Wages in Exporting Firms: Self-Selection, Export Effect, or Both? First Evidence from Linked Employer–Employee Data (Thorsten Schank, Claus Schnabel and Joachim Wagner)International Trade and Profits:Exports and Profitability — First Evidence for German Manufacturing Firms (Helmut Fryges and Joachim Wagner)Exports and Pro?tability — First Evidence for German Business Services Enterprises (Alexander Vogel and Joachim Wagner)Exports, Imports and Profitability: First Evidence for Manufacturing Enterprises (Joachim Wagner)International Trade and Firm Survival:Exports, Imports and Firm Survival: First Evidence for Manufacturing Enterprises in Germany (Joachim Wagner)Risk or Resilience? The Role of Trade Integration and Foreign Ownership for the Survival of German Enterprises During the Crisis 2008–2010 (Joachim Wagner and John P Weche Gelübcke)Credit Constraints and International Trade:Credit Constraints and Exports: A Survey of Empirical Studies Using Firm-Level Data (Joachim Wagner)Credit Constraints and Margins of Import: First Evidence for German Manufacturing Enterprises (Joachim Wagner)Extensive Margins of Exports and Imports:Trading Many Goods with Many Countries: Exporters and Importers from German Manufacturing Industries (Joachim Wagner)Methods of Empirical Analysis of Heterogeneous Exporters and Importers:From Estimation Results to Stylized Facts: Twelve Recommendations for Empirical Research in International Activities of Heterogeneous Firms (Joachim Wagner) Readership: Graduate students and researchers in the fields of econometrics and international economics.
The first edition of Applied Health Economics did an expert job of showing how the availability of large scale data sets and the rapid advancement of advanced econometric techniques can help health economists and health professionals make sense of information better than ever before. This second edition has been revised and updated throughout and includes a new chapter on the description and modelling of individual health care costs, thus broadening the book’s readership to those working on risk adjustment and health technology appraisal. The text also fully reflects the very latest advances in the health economics field and the key journal literature. Large-scale survey datasets, in particular complex survey designs such as panel data, provide a rich source of information for health economists. They offer the scope to control for individual heterogeneity and to model the dynamics of individual behaviour. However, the measures of outcome used in health economics are often qualitative or categorical. These create special problems for estimating econometric models. The dramatic growth in computing power over recent years has been accompanied by the development of methods that help to solve these problems. The purpose of this book is to provide a practical guide to the skills required to put these techniques into practice. Practical applications of the methods are illustrated using data on health from the British Health and Lifestyle Survey (HALS), the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), the European Community Household Panel (ECHP), the US Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) and Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). There is a strong emphasis on applied work, illustrating the use of relevant computer software with code provided for Stata. Familiarity with the basic syntax and structure of Stata is assumed. The Stata code and extracts from the statistical output are embedded directly in the main text and explained at regular intervals. The book is built around empirical case studies, rather than general theory, and the emphasis is on learning by example. It presents a detailed dissection of methods and results of some recent research papers written by the authors and their colleagues. Relevant methods are presented alongside the Stata code that can be used to implement them and the empirical results are discussed at each stage. This text brings together the theory and application of health economics and econometrics, and will be a valuable reference for applied economists and students of health economics and applied econometrics.
An outstanding introduction to microeconometrics and how to do microeconometric research using Stata, this book covers topics often left out of microeconometrics textbooks and omitted from basic introductions to Stata. Cameron and Trivedi provide the most complete and up-to-date survey of microeconometric methods available in Stata. They begin by introducing simulation methods and then use them to illustrate features of the estimators and tests described in the rest of the book. They address each topic with an in-depth Stata example and demonstrate how to use Stata'真s programming features to implement methods for which Stata does not have a specific command.Multi/Card Deck Copy