Vienna, Austria

Panel Data Analysis

when 17 February 2013 - 22 February 2013
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC

The course provides an introduction to panel data analysis. Panel data are repeated observations on the same sample of cases. One of the major advantages of panel data is the potential for the analysis of causal relationships. In cross-sectional analysis we are not able to test if results are biased by unobserved factors. With panel data and a focus on individual changes over time we can rule out that estimators are biased by constant unobserved factors. However, this requires the use of regression models which are appropriate for panel data. The course provides an overview on the estimation of models with panel-robust standard errors, random effects models, fixed effects models and so-called hybrid models. The main focus of the course is on the analysis of micro-level panel data, i.e. data on individuals and households. I will briefly discuss the commonalities between micro-level panel data and the analysis of other hierarchical types of data such as macro-level panel data and multilevel data.

Course leader

Henning Lohmann
University of Osnabrück

Target group

advanced students and junior researchers in political science and adjacent disciplines

Course aim

as above

Credits info

2 EC
Participants have the opportunity to gain 2 ECTS credits from the University of Vienna for attending an Introductory or Advanced Courses (15 hours). Participants must successfully complete their course, and successfully complete their project assignment in order to obtain 2 ECTS credits – Transcripts will be sent to the participants by The University of Vienna.

For all courses being attended (Introductory, Advanced and/or Software Training Courses), participants also receive a certificate of attendance.

Certificates of accreditation (if applicable) as well as certificates of attendance are sent to the participants after the Winter School has ended, by the University of Vienna

Fee info

EUR 0: ECPR Member – €495
Non-ECPR Member – €690
ECPR Member who has attended the ECPR SSMT 2012* – €445
Non-ECPR Member who has attended the ECPR SSMT 2012* – €640
*There is a €50 loyalty discount deducted from all Introductory and Advanced Courses to participants who attended the 2012
Summer School in Methods and Techniques (SSMT) in Ljubljana (this discount does not apply to Software Training Courses).


Self funded students from ECPR member institutions will be able to apply for funding in the form of scholarship funds and travel and accommodation grants. Please use the following link for further information: