Online, Italy

Non-Linear Panel Data Models in Stata

online course
when 12 July 2021 - 13 July 2021
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 355

Panel data analysis is increasingly used in econometrics, financial analysis, public health and social sciences, since it enable researchers to allow for different types of latent heterogeneity between observations. Allowing researchers for example, to control for variables that cannot be directly observed or measured, such as cultural factors or differences in business practices across companies. The use of Panel Data in empirical studies also tends to result in a considerable improvement in the accuracy of the obtained estimates, since panel data sets usually contain more sample variability and higher degrees of freedom. Finally, panel data allows for the estimation of dynamic models, with causal relationships which may not arise instantaneously, but over a period of time.

This course follows on from our Linear Panel Data Models in Stata course to offer the necessary theoretical background and the applied skills to enable participants to: i) independently employ non-linear micro panel data techniques to their own research topics, and ii) to understand and evaluate micro panel data analyses published in the academic literature. The focus is therefore on non-linear estimation techniques (more specifically Poisson, Probit, Logit and Tobit panel data models) and issues of sample selection and attrition.

In common with TStat’s training 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 (hands-on) 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.

Target group

TStat Training’s Non-Linear Panel Data training course is of particular interest to Master and Ph.D. Students, researchers in public and private research centres and professionals working in the following fields: Agricultural Economics, Economics, Finance, Management, Public Health, Political Sciences and the Social Sciences seeking to acquire the “introductory” applied and theoretical toolset to enable them to undertake independent empirical research using panel data.

Course aim

The intuition behind the choice and implementation of a specific technique is of the utmost importance. In this manner, the course leader is able to bridge the “often difficult” gap between abstract theoretical methodologies, and the practical issues one encounters when dealing with real data. At the end of the course, participants are expected to be able to autonomously implement the theories and methodologies discussed during the course.

Fee info

EUR 355: Full-time Students*: € 355.00
PhD Students: € 455.00
Academic: € 505.00
Commercial: € 675.00

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