Online, Italy

Introduction to Spatial Analysis using Stata

online course
when 10 May 2021 - 14 May 2021
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 890

Many phenomena in the economics, medical and social fields, such as unemployment, crime rates or infectious diseases, tend to be spatially correlated. Our “Introduction to Spatial Analysis using Stata” course offers researchers a unique opportunity to acquire the necessary toolset to conduct exploratory spatial data analysis.

The course begins by providing an overview of the Stata’s sp suite of commands for spatial analysis and then discusses how to manage different kind of spatial data and how to prepare them for the analysis. The course then turns to cover spatial data visualization, how to define proximity using spatial weights matrices and how to detect spatial autocorrelation. Finally, two sessions introduce the participants to spatial autoregressive models focusing on estimation, testing and model selection. Special emphasis will be given to the computation and interpretation of average direct and indirect marginal effects and to the treatment of special cases such as multiple spatial interactions and more endogenous covariates.

In common with TStat’s course philosophy, each individual session is composed of both a theoretical component (in which the techniques and underlying principles behind them are explained), and an applied segment, during which participants have the opportunity to implement the techniques using real data under the watchful eye of the course tutor. Throughout the course, theoretical sessions are reinforced by case study examples, in which the course tutor discusses and highlights potential pitfalls and the advantages of individual techniques. Particular attention is also given to both the interpretation and presentation of empirical results.

Upon completion of the course, it is expected that participants are able to identify and evaluate which specific spatial econometric methodology is more appropriate to both their dataset and the analysis in hand and subsequently apply the selected estimation techniques to their own data.

Target group

Ph.D. Students, researchers and professionals working in public and private institutions interesting in acquire the latest empirical techniques to be able to independently implement spatial data analysis.

Course aim

Many phenomena in the economics, medical and social fields, such as unemployment, crime rates or infectious diseases, tend to be spatially correlated. Our “Introduction to Spatial Analysis using Stata” course offers researchers a unique opportunity to acquire the necessary toolset to conduct exploratory spatial data analysis.

The course begins by providing an overview of the Stata’s sp suite of commands for spatial analysis and then discusses how to manage different kind of spatial data and how to prepare them for the analysis. The course then turns to cover spatial data visualization, how to define proximity using spatial weights matrices and how to detect spatial autocorrelation. Finally, two sessions introduce the participants to spatial autoregressive models focusing on estimation, testing and model selection. Special emphasis will be given to the computation and interpretation of average direct and indirect marginal effects and to the treatment of special cases such as multiple spatial interactions and more endogenous covariates.

Fee info

EUR 890: Full-Time Students*: € 890.00
Academic: € 1260.00
Commercial: € 1685.00

*To be eligible for student prices, participants must provide proof of their full-time student status for the current academic year.