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I have just finished my AS courses, moving on to A2 and am writing my personal statement. I want to study economics at uni and econometrics seems to be a large part of many economics courses. I was wondering if there are any books on econometrics that can be understood by someone with an AS understanding of economics as econometrics is not part of the A level course.
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(Original post by dbrashaw)
I have just finished my AS courses, moving on to A2 and am writing my personal statement. I want to study economics at uni and econometrics seems to be a large part of many economics courses. I was wondering if there are any books on econometrics that can be understood by someone with an AS understanding of economics as econometrics is not part of the A level course.
Heya, I'm going to put this in the Economics forum for you as you should get more responses there.

You should also check out the forum to see if there's any other threads there which might be helpful to you! http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=884
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Econometrics is hell.

I did a masters in finance and econometrics. It is unbelievably hard and boring.

For the love of god, don't do econometrics.
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If you want an econometrics book....

look up Greene.
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William H Greene is apparently the god of econometrics

You'll get sick of looking at

(X'X)^-1 X'Y
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Dougherty is really clear and covers all the main concepts well. It's a bit expensive though, although you can get used ones on the amazon marketplace at reasonable prices.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Introduction.../dp/0199567085

This book is fun and gives a lot of real world examples and covers the behavioural economics type questions as well, so it gives you a lot of insight into how things like econometrics are used in modern economic thinking.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mostly-Harml.../dp/0691120358
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(Original post by dbrashaw)
I have just finished my AS courses, moving on to A2 and am writing my personal statement. I want to study economics at uni and econometrics seems to be a large part of many economics courses. I was wondering if there are any books on econometrics that can be understood by someone with an AS understanding of economics as econometrics is not part of the A level course.
That's probably way too advanced for A level. You need a strong grounding in statistics and economics before venturing onto econometrics (at Cambridge, it isn't seen until year 2). I would recommend 'simpler' areas of economics like development
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That's probably way too advanced for A level. You need a strong grounding in statistics and economics before venturing onto econometrics (at Cambridge, it isn't seen until year 2). I would recommend 'simpler' areas of economics like development
I thought that too and it's worth mentioning it to OP. However, if OP is just following a genuine interest and wants to know more for their own personal satisfaction, it was a worthwhile thread.
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