written Exam (60 Min)/PC-Lab in the last week of the semester (19/20 July)
The goal of this course is to enable students to conduct empirical studies using panel data. Students will learn to use the statistical software package Stata in order to import, manipulate and analyze data. The course focuses on panel data analysis of microdata, with applications in labor economics. Students will work with the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) - the largest panel data set of German households available and one of the longest-running panel data sets in the world.
There are two separate classes per week with 28 students each.
Participants need to be able to access the PC Lab.
It is possible to combine this course - also across semesters - with either SQ448 (Computational Statistics with Excel), SQ452 (Computer-Based Statistical Analysis of Financial Data), SQ457 (Using EViews for Principles of Econometrics), or SQ458 (Computational Econometrics with Stata) to S314 (Applied Computational Econometrics).
You have to register in order to attend this course.
The application form can be downloaded here. The deadline is 1st April 2011.