AMAZING book for beginners Econometrics. I bought this for my Econometrics module at Uni. I just wish i had been reading it at the same tie as doing notes as my coursework would have all been 100% throughout. The explanations are really that good! I still got a 1st in coursework, and then managed to also get a first in the exam thanks to this book! The pages are easy to read (much easier than the earlier editions that are full of text and all black and white!), so i would definitely recommend this edition and paying a bit extra. This made it so much easier for me to stay motivated. Econometrics is a hard subject, but with this book you can easily get a first if you study it all carefully. I just wrote notes on all the relevant chapters and then did past papers from my notes. I hadn't looked at the textbook at all until come exam time (which i wish i had done!), so I literally spent all day everyday in the library writing notes for a week, which shows how good the book is. Doing the review exercises would probably help a lot too but I didn't have time. Cannot stress enough that this book is the reason I got a first in the exam. My coursework was great but i found it really difficult to do well without notes, until I read through all of this and understood the concepts a lot better.