Adams, Abi; Clarke, Damian; Quinn, Simon
3 Dec 2015
This book is written for researchers who use survey data to understand economic behaviour - with a particular focus on an audience of graduate students. The book provides an introduction to MATLAB: a computer language that gives researchers flexible control over how they move between economic theory and empirical methods. MATLAB's flexibility allows researchers to build and adapt their own estimators easily, thereby opening new classes of models that standard
econometrics computer packages do not allow. Despite the reasonably advanced methods introduced, the book is written in an engaging and intuitive way, and is pitched at a level
suitable for both new graduate students and more advanced researchers. The book starts with a number of foundation chapters, before moving on to more advanced techniques. Sections are succinctly written containing fundamental economic and computational details, as well as advanced questions and research suggestions for further extensions.