Statistics for Management and Economics
- Author : Gerald Keller
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 2003
- Genre: Economics
- Pages : null
- ISBN 10 : 017647806X
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Discover how statistical methods and tools are vital for today's managers as you learn how to apply these tools to real business problems. STATISTICS FOR MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS, 11E emphasizes applications over calculation using a proven three-step ICI approach to problem solving. Readers learn how to IDENTIFY the correct statistical technique by focusing on the problem objective and data type; how to COMPUTE the statistics by hand or using Excel or XLSTAT; and how to INTERPRET results in the context of the problem. Extensive data-driven examples, exercises, and cases address the functional areas of business and demonstrate how marketing managers, financial analysts, accountants, and economists rely on statistical applications. Engaging cases focus on climate change and the relationship between payroll and wins in professional sports, while dozens of exercises feature the returns on 40 stocks, which are used to develop the market model and portfolio diversification. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Essential Statistics for Economics, Business and Management assumes no prior knowledge of statistics. It will also be highly relevant for the statistics component of courses in quantitative methods. The style of the book is similar to that of the highly successful Essential Mathematics for Economics and Business by Teresa Bradley and Paul Patton, with many worked examples integrated throughout. Emphasis is placed on verbalising concepts, problems and results of statistical analysis. This will help students learn how to start a problem, complete the calculations, and report the results in a way that makes sense to a non-statistician. Each concept is introduced with a brief but plausible explanation followed by Worked Examples. The Worked Examples will provide students with the necessary practice that they need in order to succeed at the subject. Emphasis is also placed on ?learning through doing? problems. Excel is used to encourage students in doing problems and to enhance understanding (with links to datasets online). Minitab printouts are also included in the text. Skills Development Exercises with brief solutions are included within the chapters, and Progress Exercises on theory and applications are provided at the end of each chapter. Solutions to all the worked examples and progress exercises are available as an appendix. Web-based supplementary materials will be provided for lecturers adopting the text, including additonal exercises and solutions, excel datasets and exercises, powerpoint slides with key formula, figures and tables. Students can access an online glossary and weblinks.
This text integrates various statistical techniques with concepts from business, economics and finance, and demonstrates the power of statistical methods in the real world of business. This edition places more emphasis on finance, economics and accounting concepts with updated sample data.
Over 1,450 exercises based on real-life situations are included in this text to help students learn and master business statistics concepts. The exercise sets following text sections are divided into three types: conceptual, skill, and application. Helpful symbols identify the area of business where the exercises are applied. Tips on problem solving appear throughout to assist students with difficult topics and techniques. Examples of computer printouts using popular statistical computing software such as EXECUSTAT, MINITAB and SAS show students the power and time-saving capabilities of the computer in solving statistical problems.
Mathematical Statistics for Economics and Business, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles of mathematical statistics which underpin statistical analyses in the fields of economics, business, and econometrics. The selection of topics in this textbook is designed to provide students with a conceptual foundation that will facilitate a substantial understanding of statistical applications in these subjects. This new edition has been updated throughout and now also includes a downloadable Student Answer Manual containing detailed solutions to half of the over 300 end-of-chapter problems. After introducing the concepts of probability, random variables, and probability density functions, the author develops the key concepts of mathematical statistics, most notably: expectation, sampling, asymptotics, and the main families of distributions. The latter half of the book is then devoted to the theories of estimation and hypothesis testing with associated examples and problems that indicate their wide applicability in economics and business. Features of the new edition include: a reorganization of topic flow and presentation to facilitate reading and understanding; inclusion of additional topics of relevance to statistics and econometric applications; a more streamlined and simple-to-understand notation for multiple integration and multiple summation over general sets or vector arguments; updated examples; new end-of-chapter problems; a solution manual for students; a comprehensive answer manual for instructors; and a theorem and definition map. This book has evolved from numerous graduate courses in mathematical statistics and econometrics taught by the author, and will be ideal for students beginning graduate study as well as for advanced undergraduates.
A comprehensive account of economic size distributions around the world and throughout the years In the course of the past 100 years, economists and applied statisticians have developed a remarkably diverse variety of income distribution models, yet no single resource convincingly accounts for all of these models, analyzing their strengths and weaknesses, similarities and differences. Statistical Size Distributions in Economics and Actuarial Sciences is the first collection to systematically investigate a wide variety of parametric models that deal with income, wealth, and related notions. Christian Kleiber and Samuel Kotz survey, compliment, compare, and unify all of the disparate models of income distribution, highlighting at times a lack of coordination between them that can result in unnecessary duplication. Considering models from eight languages and all continents, the authors discuss the social and economic implications of each as well as distributions of size of loss in actuarial applications. Specific models covered include: Pareto distributions Lognormal distributions Gamma-type size distributions Beta-type size distributions Miscellaneous size distributions Three appendices provide brief biographies of some of the leading players along with the basic properties of each of the distributions. Actuaries, economists, market researchers, social scientists, and physicists interested in econophysics will find Statistical Size Distributions in Economics and Actuarial Sciences to be a truly one-of-a-kind addition to the professional literature.
This compendium contains and explains essential statistical formulas within an economic context. A broad range of aids and supportive examples will help readers to understand the formulas and their practical applications. This statistical formulary is presented in a practice-oriented, clear, and understandable manner, as it is needed for meaningful and relevant application in global business, as well as in the academic setting and economic practice. The topics presented include, but are not limited to: statistical signs and symbols, descriptive statistics, empirical distributions, ratios and index figures, correlation analysis, regression analysis, inferential statistics, probability calculation, probability distributions, theoretical distributions, statistical estimation methods, confidence intervals, statistical testing methods, the Peren-Clement index, and the usual statistical tables. Given its scope, the book offers an indispensable reference guide and is a must-read for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as managers, scholars, and lecturers in business, politics, and economics.
Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "data files, Web links, practice quizzes, PowerPoint, video clips, software tutorials, MegaStat for Excel software and user manual."--Page 4 of cover.
Trust the market-leading ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS, 8E to introduce sound statistical methodology using real-world examples, proven approaches, and hands-on exercises that build the foundation readers need to analyze and solve business problems quantitatively. This edition gives readers the foundation in statistics needed for an edge in today's competitive business world. The authors’ signature problem-scenario approach and reader-friendly writing style combines with proven methodologies, hands-on exercises, and real examples to take readers deep into today’s actual business problems. Readers learn how to solve problems from an intelligent, quantitative perspective. Streamlined to focus on core topics, this new edition provides the latest updates with new case problems, applications, and self-test exercises to help readers master key formulas and apply statistical methods as they learn them. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This textbook will familiarize students in economics and business, as well as practitioners, with the basic principles, techniques, and applications of applied statistics, statistical testing, and multivariate data analysis. Drawing on practical examples from the business world, it demonstrates the methods of univariate, bivariate, and multivariate statistical analysis. The textbook covers a range of topics, from data collection and scaling to the presentation and simple univariate analysis of quantitative data, while also providing advanced analytical procedures for assessing multivariate relationships. Accordingly, it addresses all topics typically covered in university courses on statistics and advanced applied data analysis. In addition, it does not limit itself to presenting applied methods, but also discusses the related use of Excel, SPSS, and Stata.
This textbook introduces readers to practical statistical issues by presenting them within the context of real-life economics and business situations. It presents the subject in a non-threatening manner, with an emphasis on concise, easily understandable explanations. It has been designed to be accessible and student-friendly and, as an added learning feature, provides all the relevant data required to complete the accompanying exercises and computing problems, which are presented at the end of each chapter. It also discusses index numbers and inequality indices in detail, since these are of particular importance to students and commonly omitted in textbooks. Throughout the text it is assumed that the student has no prior knowledge of statistics. It is aimed primarily at business and economics undergraduates, providing them with the basic statistical skills necessary for further study of their subject. However, students of other disciplines will also find it relevant.