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David M. Kaplan

Associate Professor, Economics

University of Missouri


Office: moving buildings soon

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Open-Source Textbook
Introductory Econometrics:
Description, Prediction, and Causality

  • License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
  • Digital: Introductory Econometrics (.pdf)
  • Print: order through the Mizzou Store
    • Or print your own (but beware it may be more expensive; Mizzou Store price is $11.95/297pp = $0.04/page): PDF with crop marks + cover
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  • Sample syllabus
  • Some student comments:
    • "I really enjoyed your class, material and overall structure of the course. I found the material to be challenging, but extremely interesting...I feel this class has shed light on how challenging the world of econometrics can be with the variability in our real world and fitting that real world into models."
    • "I wanted to take a minute to thank you for making this fall an incredible learning experience. It was very challenging but in a positive way. This course and your teaching have deepened my interest in Economics as a field of study and confirmed my choice to pursue an advanced degree."
    • "This was one of the best courses I ever had."

Open-Source Textbook
Distributional and Nonparametric Econometrics

Other Materials

Notes to myself for teaching with Wooldridge's grad text; includes in-class discussion questions

Advice for PhD students' transition to research