Statistics, Econometrics and Quantitative Methods

SQ460 Empirical Analysis of Panel Data


Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Martin Biewen, Dipl.-Volkswirt Gideon Becker

B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration
B.Sc. in International Economics
B.Sc. in International Business Administration
M.Sc. in General Management
M.Sc. in European Management

Prerequisites:Quantitative Methods in Economics and Business Administration
Time and Place:

Tue 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. (parallel session 1), PC-Lab
Wed 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. (parallel session 2), PC-Lab

Exam:written Exam (60 Min)/PC-Lab in the last week of the semester (19/20 July)
Credits Points:


Course Outline

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.

Course Information


You have to register in order to attend this course.

The application form can be downloaded here. The deadline is 1st April 2011.

Please send your application to


The list of participants can be downloaded here.

Course Materials

Course materials will be made available through Ilias.


Baum, C.: An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata, Stata Press

Cameron, A.C. and Trivedi, P.K.: Microeconometrics Using Stata, Stata Press

Wooldridge, J.: Introductory Econometrics, A Modern Approach, Cengage