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NON-LINEAR PANEL DATA MODELS IN STATA

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.

The intuition behind the choice and implementation of a specifi c 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.

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.

Participants are required to have a good working knowledge of the OLS regression model, the topics featured in our Linear Panel Data Model in Stata course and the statistical software Stata. Knowledge at the arguments illustrated in TStat’s course Analysis Micro Data in Stata will also prove to be a advantage.

The incidental parameter problem in non-linear models

Poisson panel data models: poisson, xtpoisson

Random effects
Correlated effects (conditional poisson)

Probit panel data models: probit, xtprobit, oprobit, xtoprobit

Random-effect models
Correlated effects modelled as group means (a la Mundlak)

Logit panel data models: logit, xtlogit, ologit, xtologit

Random effects
Correlated effects (conditional logit)

Tobit and interval regression models: tobit, xttobit, intreg, xtintreg

Random effects
Correlated effects modelled as group means (a la Mundlak)

Postestimation analysis:

Average marginal effects: margins
Goodness-of-fit measures: predict

 

 

COURSE REFERENCES

Microeconometrics using Stata, Revised Edition, (2010) di A. C. Cameron e P. K. Trivedi, Stata Press
Econometric Analysis of Cross Section and Panel Data (2010) di J. Wooldridge, MIT Press

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the 2020 edition of this Training Course will also be offered ONLINE.

To facilitate the transition to an online format, the course programme has been transformed into 2 sessions running from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm Central European Time (CET) on the 30th of November and 1st of December 2020.

Full-time students*: € 355.00
Academic: € 504.00
Commercial: € 675.00

 

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

Fees are subject to VAT (applied at the current Italian rate of 22%). Under current EU fiscal regulations, VAT will not however applied to companies, Institutions or Universities providing a valid tax registration number.

Course fees cover: teaching materials (handouts, Stata do files and datasets to used during the course) and a temporary licence of Stata valid for 30 days from the beginning of the training course.

The number of participants is limited to 8. Places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. The course will be officially confirmed, when at least 5 individuals are enrolled.

Individuals interested in attending this training course must return their completed registration forms by email (training@tstat.eu) to TStat by the 20th November 2020.


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ONLINE FORMAT

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.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the 2020 edition of this Training Course will now be offered ONLINE, on a part-time basis on the 30th of November and 1st of December 2020.