Time series data is nowadays collected for several phenomena in social and empirical sciences. The aim of this course is to show participants how to use Stata to perform analysis, modelling and forecasting of time series. The course provides an overview of methods for analysing, modelling and forecasting the dynamic behaviour of economic time series and offers several practical examples of empirical modelling using real-world data. The course does not require any previous knowledge of Stata, since Module 1 provides an introduction to Stata’s basic commands before moving to the analysis of time series features and to univariate time series models. Module 2 covers multivariate time series models for stationary and non-stationary series.
In common with TStat’s training philosophy, throughout the course theory and methods are illustrated in an intuitive way and are complemented by practical exercises with Stata. In this manner, the course leader is able to bridge the “often difficult” gap between theory and practice of time series modelling and forecasting. At the end of the course, participants are expected to be able to autonomously implement the methods discussed in the course.
Researchers and professionals working in financial institutions, policy institutions, research departments of utilities, governments, corporations, Ph.D and Master students in economics, finance, engineering needing to learn the time series methods.
Participants should have a knowledge of the inferential statistics and introductory econometric methods illustrated in Wooldridge, J. M (2019). Participants are not required to be familiar with the statistical software Stata.
SESSION I: WORKING WITH TIME SERIES IN STATA
A quick introduction to Stata for time series data:
Creating and formatting data variables using date and time functions and declaring datasets to be time-series
Using time-series operators to create lags
Graphical analysis of time series:
Testing for autocorrelation and testing for unit root
Univariate time series models: theoretical elements and practical applications of modelling real-world macroeconomic series with the arima command
Modelling volatility: univariate ARCH/GARCH models. Theoretical elements and practical applications of modelling real-world financial time series with the arch command
Forecasting AR(I)MA-ARCH models
SESSION II: MULTIVARIATE TIME SERIES MODELS
Stationary Vector Autoregression (VAR) modelling: theoretical elements and practical applications of modelling real-world macroeconomic time series with the var command
Checking correct specification of VAR models: diagnostic tests and plots
Granger causality and impulse response function analysis
Non-stationary time series: an introduction to cointegration
Vector error-correction models: theoretical elements and practical applications of modelling real-world macroeconomic time series with the vecm command
Introduction to Time Series Using Stata. Stata Press Publication, S. Becketti (2020).
Financial Econometrics Using Stata. Stata Press Publication, S. Boffelli and G. Urga (2016).
Due to the ongoing Public Health situation, the 2022 edition of this training course will be offered ONLINE on a part-time basis. The course program has therefore been restructured into two modules which will be offered on the 20th-21st of January from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm Central European Time (CET).
Students*: € 355.00
PhD Students: € 455.00
University: € 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. Our standard policy is to provide all full-time students, be they Undergraduates or Masters students, access to student participation rates. Part-time master and doctoral students who are also currently employed will however, be allocated academic status.
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.
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.
Course fees cover: course materials (handouts, Stata do files and datasets to be used during the course), a temporary licence of Stata valid for 30 days from the beginning of the course.
Individuals interested in attending the training course should contact TStat Training to ask for a registration form. The completed application should then be returned to TStat by the 10th of January 2022.
Time series data is nowadays collected for several phenomena in social and empirical sciences. The aim of this course is to show participants how to use Stata to perform analysis, modelling and forecasting of time series.
Due to the ongoing Public Health situation, the 2022 edition of this training Course will be offered ONLINE on a part-time basis. The course program has therefore been restructured into two, three hour, modules which will be offered on the 20th-21st January.