- The following are some sites on Microeconomics and Econometrics:
- Ariel Rubinstein's site has opinions, anecdotes, and free books on Microeconomics and Game Theory.
- Michael Peter's site has several interesting papers, one of which on two sided matching describes an interesting outcome as number of traders becomes very large.
- Marital Matching and Spousal Labour Supply from Aloysius Siow's site.
- Stochastic Dominance Tests from Oliver Linton's and Yoon-Jae Whang's site.
- Alienation and Polarization measures from Gordon Anderson's site.
- On LaTeX, there are plenty of editors available for free. I have a slight preference for Texmaker, if anything because the .pdf viewer is adjacent to the command screen. Some key ingredients to get you up and running include the following:
- Good way to learn MATLAB programming is to read the code and paper in concert. Andrew Patton of University of Oxford has compiled links to some commonly referred to MATLAB code packages as well as his own.
- A good alternative to obtaining and using MATLAB is to use GNU Octave. GNU Octave utilizes the same language as MATLAB, but is a freeware. Necessarily, the slew of program packages are different, but the learning curve will be gentler if you already know MATLAB.
- Probably the best and cheapest way to learn Applied Econometrics and Statistics is to write your own programs on R since its free. The software can be downloaded from the R-Project site. If you like reading from manuals there are official ones and contributed ones on the website.
- Some Economics and Mathematics textbooks available online,
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