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Bayesian Econometric Methods

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  • Publication planned for: August 2019
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108437493

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  • Bayesian Econometric Methods examines principles of Bayesian inference by posing a series of theoretical and applied questions and providing detailed solutions to those questions. This second edition adds extensive coverage of models popular in finance and macroeconomics, including state space and unobserved components models, stochastic volatility models, ARCH, GARCH, and vector autoregressive models. The authors have also added many new exercises related to Gibbs sampling and Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods. The text includes regression-based and hierarchical specifications, models based upon latent variable representations, and mixture and time series specifications. MCMC methods are discussed and illustrated in detail - from introductory applications to those at the current research frontier - and MATLAB® computer programs are provided on the website accompanying the text. Suitable for graduate study in economics, the text should also be of interest to students studying statistics, finance, marketing, and agricultural economics.

    • Offers an update to the first edition by adding extensive coverage of macroeconomic models
    • Provides additional exercises to aid researchers new to MCMC with understanding the methods
    • MATLAB® computer programs are included on the website accompanying the text
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    'This volume invigorates the understanding and application of Bayesian econometrics with a uniquely constructive, hands-on approach. By moving seamlessly between theory, methods, and applications, it builds understanding and skills that will serve the novice Bayesian econometrician well, and synthesizes the subject for experienced Bayesian practitioners.' John Geweke, Charles R. Nelson Endowed Professor in Economics, University of Washington

    'This book is a terrific resource for anybody who would like to study Bayesian econometrics. It is a thoughtfully crafted textbook in which each chapter contains a brief introduction, followed by carefully chosen learning-by-doing problems with detailed and instructive solutions.' Frank Schorfheide, University of Pennsylvania

    '… a valuable companion, introducing foundations and methods of the Bayesian approach; elaborates on building blocks of Bayesian inference, model specification and selection, decision-making, and diagnostics; covers most popular uni- and multivariate modeling, including hierarchical and latent variable models; references original literature, also serving researchers looking for a brief introduction to specific topics.' Sylvia Kaufmann, Study Center Gerzensee, Switzerland

    'This is an excellent contribution that will greatly expand the understanding of Bayesian econometric methods. Students and instructors will find the easy-to-follow structure and many clearly developed exercises, which reference several recent advances, will build understanding and lead to new insights and better approaches to analysis.' Rodney Strachan, University of Queensland

    'This is a wonderful coverage of Bayesian econometrics: from its underlying principles to details of its numerical implementation, all in the context of the key models used in empirical analysis. It will be an invaluable resource for students and researchers alike, and I cannot recommend it too highly.' Gael Martin, Monash University, Australia

    'This is an excellent introductory textbook of Bayesian econometrics for senior undergraduate students and graduate students. Unlike other typical textbooks, it nicely illustrates mathematical derivations in detail as solutions of many exercises. Moreover, Matlab computer programs on the website will help understanding of recent simulation methods such as Markov chain Monte Carlo.' Yasuhiro Omori, University of Tokyo

    'The text offers broad, thorough, and accessible coverage of important topics in Bayesian econometrics. Delivering both a solid treatment of the foundations of inference and an extensive survey of methodology, and models that are illustrated with numerous empirical examples, the book is an invaluable resource for the practitioner.' Ivan Jeliazkov, University of California, Irvine

    'This is a clear, concise, and, above all, practical introduction to Bayesian econometrics. Graduate and advanced undergraduate students will find here a self-contained introduction to Bayesian theory, computation, and applied econometric modeling that can accompany them well into their studies.' William J. McCausland, Université de Montréal

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Publication planned for: August 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108437493
    • dimensions: 247 x 174 mm
    • contains: 50 b/w illus. 48 tables
    • availability: Not yet published - available from August 2019
  • Table of Contents

    1. The subjective interpretation of probability
    2. Bayesian inference
    3. Point estimation
    4. Frequentist properties of Bayesian estimators
    5. Interval estimation
    6. Hypothesis testing
    7. Prediction
    8. Choice of prior
    9. Asymptotic Bayes
    10. The linear regression model
    11. Basics of random variate generation and posterior simulation
    12. Posterior simulation via Markov chain Monte Carlo
    13. Hierarchical models
    14. Latent variable models
    15. Mixture models
    16. Bayesian methods for model comparison, selection and big data
    17. Univariate time series methods
    18. State space and unobserved components models
    19. Time series models for volatility
    20. Multivariate time series methods
    Appendix
    Bibliography
    Index.

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    Bayesian Econometric Methods

    Joshua Chan, Gary Koop, Dale J. Poirier, Justin L. Tobias

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  • Authors

    Joshua Chan, Purdue University, Indiana
    Joshua Chan is Professor of Economics at Purdue University, Indiana. He is interested in building flexible models for large datasets and developing efficient estimation methods. His favorite applications include trend inflation estimation and macroeconomic forecasting. He has co-authored the textbook Statistical Modeling and Computation (2013).

    Gary Koop, University of Strathclyde
    Gary Koop is a professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Strathclyde. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto in 1989. His research work in Bayesian econometrics has resulted in numerous publications in top econometrics journals such as the Journal of Econometrics. He has also published several textbooks, including Bayesian Econometrics, and Bayesian Econometric Methods, and is co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Bayesian Econometrics (2011). He is on the editorial board of several journals, including the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics and the Journal of Applied Econometrics.

    Dale J. Poirier, University of California, Irvine
    Dale J. Poirier is Emeritus Professor of Economics and Statistics at the University of California, Irvine. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Statistical Association, the International Society for Bayesian Analysis, and the Journal of Econometrics. He has been on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Econometrics and Econometric Theory, and was the founding editor of Econometric Reviews. His previous books include Intermediate Statistics and Econometrics: A Comparative Approach (1995), and The Econometrics of Structural Change (1976).

    Justin L. Tobias, Purdue University, Indiana
    Justin L. Tobias is Professor and Head of the Economics Department at Purdue University, Indiana. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1999 and has contributed to and served as an Associate Editor for several leading econometrics journals, including the Journal of Applied Econometrics and the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. His work focuses primarily on the development and application of Bayesian microeconometric methods.

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