Doing economics: Empirical projects
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Eileen Tipoe and Ralf Becker
Doing economics:
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Doing economics: Empirical projects
Table of contents
Preface
A note to instructors
Producing
Doing Economics
List of resources
1—Measuring climate change
Learning objectives
Introduction
Working in Excel
Part 1.1 The behaviour of average surface temperature over time
Part 1.2 Variation in temperature over time
Part 1.3 Carbon emissions and the environment
Working in R
Getting started in R
Part 1.1 The behaviour of average surface temperature over time
Part 1.2 Variation in temperature over time
Part 1.3 Carbon emissions and the environment
Solutions
Part 1.1 The behaviour of average surface temperature over time
Part 1.2 Variation in temperature over time
Part 1.3 Carbon emissions and the environment
2—Collecting and analysing data from experiments
Learning objectives
Introduction
Working in Excel
Part 2.1 Collecting data by playing a public goods game
Part 2.2 Describing the data
Part 2.3 Did changing the rules of the game have a significant effect on behaviour?
Working in R
Getting started in R
Part 2.1 Collecting data by playing a public goods game
Part 2.2 Describing the data
Part 2.3 Did changing the rules of the game have a significant effect on behaviour?
Solutions
Part 2.1 Collecting data by playing a public goods game
Part 2.2 Describing the data
Part 2.3 Did changing the rules of the game have a significant effect on behaviour?
3—Measuring the effect of a sugar tax
Learning objectives
Introduction
Working in Excel
Excel-specific learning objectives
Part 3.1 The treatment group: before-and-after comparisons of retail prices
Part 3.2 The control group: before-and-after comparisons with prices in other areas
Working in R
Getting started in R
Part 3.1 The treatment group: before-and-after comparisons of retail prices
Part 3.2 The control group: before-and-after comparisons with prices in other areas
Solutions
Part 3.1 The treatment group: before-and-after comparisons of retail prices
Part 3.2 The control group: before-and-after comparisons with prices in other areas
4—Measuring wellbeing
Learning objectives
Introduction
Working in Excel
Excel-specific learning objectives
Part 4.1 GDP and its components as a measure of material wellbeing
Part 4.2 The HDI as a measure of wellbeing
Working in R
R-specific learning obectives
Getting started in R
Part 4.1 GDP and its components as a measure of material wellbeing
Part 4.2 The HDI as a measure of wellbeing
Solutions
Part 4.1 GDP and its components as a measure of material wellbeing
Part 4.2 The HDI as a measure of wellbeing
5—Measuring inequality: Lorenz curves and Gini coefficients
Learning objectives
Introduction
Working in Excel
Part 5.1 Measuring income inequality
Part 5.2 Measuring other kinds of inequality
Working in R
R-specific learning obectives
Getting started in R
Part 5.1 Measuring income inequality
Part 5.2 Measuring other kinds of inequality
Solutions
Part 5.1 Measuring income inequality
Part 5.2 Measuring other kinds of inequality
6—Measuring management practices
Learning objectives
Introduction
Working in Excel
Part 6.1 Looking for patterns in the survey data
Part 6.2 Are differences in management practices statistically significant?
Part 6.3 What factors affect the quality of management?
Working in R
Getting started in R
Part 6.1 Looking for patterns in the survey data
Part 6.2 Are differences in management practices statistically significant?
Part 6.3 What factors affect the quality of management?
Solutions
Part 6.1 Looking for patterns in the survey data
Part 6.2 Are differences in management practices statistically significant?
Part 6.3 What factors affect the quality of management?
7—Supply and demand
Learning objectives
Introduction
Working in Excel
Part 7.1 Drawing supply and demand diagrams
Part 7.2 Interpreting supply and demand curves
Working in R
Getting started in R
Part 7.1 Drawing supply and demand diagrams
Part 7.2 Interpreting supply and demand curves
Solutions
Part 7.1 Drawing supply and demand diagrams
Part 7.2 Interpreting supply and demand curves
8—Measuring the non-monetary cost of unemployment
Learning objectives
Introduction
Working in Excel
Part 8.1 Cleaning and summarizing the data
Part 8.2 Visualizing the data
Part 8.3 Confidence intervals for difference in the mean
Working in R
Getting started in R
Part 8.1 Cleaning and summarizing the data
Part 8.2 Visualizing the data
Part 8.3 Confidence intervals for difference in the mean
Solutions
Part 8.1 Cleaning and summarizing the data
Part 8.2 Visualizing the data
Part 8.3 Confidence intervals for difference in the mean
9—Credit-excluded households in a developing country
Learning objectives
Introduction
Working in Excel
Excel-specific learning objectives
Part 9.1 Households that did not get a loan
Part 9.2 Households that got a loan
Working in R
Getting started in R
Part 9.1 Households that did not get a loan
Part 9.2 Households that got a loan
Solutions
Part 9.1 Households that did not get a loan
Part 9.2 Households that got a loan
10—Characteristics of banking systems around the world
Learning objectives
Introduction
Working in Excel
Part 10.1 Summarizing the data
Part 10.2 Comparing financial stability before and after the 2008 global financial crisis
Working in R
Getting started in R
Part 10.1 Summarizing the data
Part 10.2 Comparing financial stability before and after the 2008 global financial crisis
Solutions
Part 10.1 Summarizing the data
Part 10.2 Comparing financial stability before and after the 2008 global financial crisis
11—Measuring willingness to pay for climate change mitigation
Learning objectives
Introduction
Working in Excel
Part 11.1 Summarizing the data
Part 11.2 Comparing willingness to pay across methods and individual characteristics
Working in R
Getting started in R
Part 11.1 Summarizing the data
Part 11.2 Comparing willingness to pay across methods and individual characteristics
Solutions
Part 11.1 Summarizing the data
Part 11.2 Comparing willingness to pay across methods and individual characteristics
12—Government policies and popularity: Hong Kong cash handout
Learning objectives
Introduction
Working in Excel
Excel-specific learning objectives
Part 12.1 Inequality
Part 12.2 Government popularity
Working in R
Getting started in R
Part 12.1 Inequality
Part 12.2 Government popularity
Solutions
Part 12.1 Inequality
Part 12.2 Government popularity
Glossary
Bibliography
Copyright acknowledgements