Christopher Baum's "An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata" is simply the best econometrics text for applied economists. This book gives a good overview of some of the commands one would need to do regression analysis with stata. It reviews most major topics in econometrics in a concise manner and shows how to treat these issues using Stata. In doing so the book also introduces a number of very useful commands, which you will find yourself using in all your regressions. Remember, however, that this is "An Introduction" and therefore other books will be necessary for a more in depth exposition of certain topics. Regardless, this book is perfect for both postgraduate students as well as researchers looking to re-familiarise themselves with econometrics.
Nina Hagen is a unique vocalist, ranging from a coloratura soprano to a guttural alto and phrasing in surprising, dramatically changing ways, so that her performances are musical roller coasters, full of sudden shifts in mood and volume. Singing alternately in German and English, Hagen is backed by rock tracks leaning toward punk on some songs, and by producer Giorgio Moroder's signature Euro-disco synth-dance sounds on others on this 14-track, 74-minute compilation. Want to hear a German-language version of the Tubes' "White Punks on Dope"? How about a performance of "My Way" (also in German) that rivals Sid Vicious' for outrageousness? Ultimately, Nina Hagen may be a period novelty act of the early '80s, a mixture of Toni Basil, Falco, and a hyena. But she gets your attention.