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Commercial Econometrics


Econometrics may be defined generally as the 'application of mathematics and statistical methods to the analysis of economic data.' Theoretical econometrics considers questions about the statistical properties of estimators in an economic model. Those properties may permit testing an economic hypothesis as to its acceptance or rejection on the basis of statistical inferences from the available data set.

 
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Comparison of Geis and Speer for Editing Economic Data

By: John Kovar

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: Computer files used for administrative or survey purposes may contain large numbers of records, some of which contain logical inconsistencies or incorrect data. Pritzker, Ogus, and Hansen (1965) describe the nature of the problem. Errors can arise because methods of creating records in files are not consistent, because questions are not understood, or because of transcription or coding problems. In many situations, data files are edited using custom software tha...

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Statistical Methods for Hazards and Health

By: Yvonne M. M. Bishop

Government Reference Publication

Introduction: Dramatic episodes of fog or smog accompanied by notably increased mortality and morbidity have convinced us that polluted air affects health (1-3). Now we must determine more precisely how much pollution and what type of pollution causes disability. Both the exposure variable air quality and the outcome variable health effects are hard to define and measure. Much discussion centers on the reliability and validity of specific measures; increasingly, attentio...

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Statistical Methods for Censored Survival Data

By: Norman Breslow

Government Reference Publication

Introduction: Censored survival data arise in a wide variety of statistical investigations. In clinical trials one measures duration of response from start of treatment until relapse or death due to disease. Observations on response time are censored for those subjects still in remission at the studys end, as they are for patients lost to followup during the course of the study. Animal carcinogenesis studies, such as used by the United States Food and Drug Administration...

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Relative Risk Regression Analysis of Epidemiologic Data

By: Ross L. Prentice

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: One of the most important developments in biostatistics in recent years has been the evolution of regression methods for failure time data. In epidemiology, failure may refer to the diagnosis of a certain disease or to death from the disease. Primary interest typically centers around the relationship between individual characteristics or exposures and subsequent disease incidence or mortality. In a cohort study, a group of subjects is selected from a population ...

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A Comparative Study of Two Statistical Models for the Analysis of ...

By: Hideki Origasa

Government Reference Publication

Introduction: A study in health sciences frequently uses a design involving a time factor. Data are collected at multiple occasions with respect to each subject. They may be referred to as longitudinal data or repeated measures. Such data can be produced by both retrospective and prospective studies. Survival data are usually excluded from-them because the). cannot involve rc:culGent events (1) . Thus. a lonfitudinasl tudy ma\ be dcficatsl one in which data are Follected...

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Regression Analysis of Time Trends in Perinatal Mortality in Germa...

By: Hagen Scherb

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: To date, the explosion of the nuclear reactor in Chernobyl, Ukraine, approximately 160 km northwest of Kiev, on 26 April 1986 is the most serious accident in a nuclear power station. The event led to a release of large quantities of radioactive material over a 10-day period. Depending on atmospheric conditions at the time, the extent of contamination in Europe was variable. Ukraine, Belarus, and parts of Russia and Scandinavia were highly contaminated by radioac...

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Economic Data and Information about the Forest Sector in Suriname

By: Adrian Whiteman

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Forest levies or charges for the right to harvest timber from publicly owned forests in Suriname are currently set by the Minister for Natural Resources on behalf of the Government of Suriname. In the absence of competitive markets for such rights, it is necessary for the Government to calculate appropriate levels of forest levies that take into account the profitability and condition of the forestry sector. Forest levies are usually set by calculating the econo...

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Economic Analysis of Animal Production Based on Crop Resides

By: Zhang Cungen

Nutrition Reference Publication

Introduction: The economic benefits of using untreated and treated crop residues as feed for ruminants mainly depends on the source and cost of crop residues, cost of treatment, cost of urea or other ammonia source, on the price of protein supplements, as well as on agricultural production and technical levels and other factors. In relation to the potential of crop residue use, countries can be divided into four types ...

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Socio-Economic Data

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: The personnel available in Nias with the skills required for implementing such a survey were very limited and the training of staff would have entailed considerable time and expense. In the event, the subproject was fortunate in being able to employ as an Appraisal Coordinator a local teachers? training college graduate with experience in village-level development work who required little training and was able to assist in the preparation of an appropriate appra...

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Socio-Economic Analysis and Policy Implications of the Roles of Ag...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Rationale In recent years, developing countries have been the scene of several distressing and recurring phenomena such as social unrest and conflict, a widening gap between rich and poor, financial crises, environmental degradation, ill-managed urbanization, persisting food insecurity and extreme poverty. Such phenomena raise the question of whether the fundamental conditions for sustainable development have been adequately taken into consideration. Among these...

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Socio-Economic Analysis and Policy Implications of the Roles of Ag...

By: Shovan Ray

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: The Storyline The landmass and civilization of India are ancient, but the history of India?s economic development is short; that of change in agricultural practices and their cultural connotations even shorter. During long years of the British colonial rule agriculture had reached a situation of stagnation. Cultivation was done traditionally with ploughs and bullocks in most parts. Irrigation was based on rainfall during monsoons and runoff irrigation. Tanks and...

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Socio-Economic Analysis and Policy Implications of the Roles of Ag...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: PRESENTATION OUTLINE ... Agriculture in Ghana?s Economy ... Modules Studied in Ghana ... Summary of some Results from the Modules ... Synthesis of some of the Results ...

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Socio-Economic Analysis and Policy Implications of the Roles of Ag...

By: Nick Vink

Nutrition Reference Publication

Introduction: Dualism Three institutional sectors: Commercial farming Traditional rural Other rural: closer settlements, etc.

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Market-Oriented Economic Analysis

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: USAID's economic growth program is broadly focused on strengthening the enabling environment for private enterprise as an engine for Angola?s future development, and on promoting increased trade and investment. Program activities include training and tech ...

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The Application of Statistical Methods to the Problems of Psychoph...

By: Urban, F. M
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The Application of Statistical Methods to the Problems of Psychoph...

By: Friedrich Maria Urban
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Draft Economic Analysis, East Boston Gnrp Area

By: Boston Redevelopment Authority; Larry Smith & Company
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The Elements of Statistical Method

By: King, Willford Isbell, 1880-1962
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The Elements of Statistical Method

By: Willford Isbell King
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The Elements of Statistical Method

By: Willford Isbell King
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