2-Day Stata & Econometrics Course

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“Data management, regression, panel data analysis and research output using Stata”


September 1 and 2, 2011

U Minho, Braga, Portugal


Course instructors:

João Cerejeira, PhD in Economics, European University Institute (CV available here), and Miguel Portela, PhD in Economics, Tinbergen Institute/University of Amsterdam (CV available here). Both are Assistant Professor at Universidade do Minho, Portugal, with expertise in Labour Economics and Econometrics.


Duration: 12 hours

Level: Intermediate



1.    Early Registrations - Students: €175/Academic: €275/Other: € 375 (Until July 21)

2.    Late Registrations - Students: €225/Academic: €345/Other: € 475 (After July 21)

The fee includes 4 coffee-breaks and two lunches. The course materials will be provided in electronic format.



     100% fee returned for cancellations made until July 28.

     50% fee returned for cancellations made until August 14.

     No fee returned for cancellations made after August 14.


Payment of course fees required prior to the course start date.


Available places: 30. During the course there will be one computer per student with access to internet. You are welcome to bring your own laptop.

Venue: Escola de Economia e Gestão, Universidade do Minho, Braga - Portugal.


Target: The course is designed for academic staff, including master/PhD students, with basic knowledge on statistics & econometrics and Stata who deal with different types of data and projects in their day-to-day work. The course is also of interest to non-academic staff with interest on data analysis with an econometric perspective. Professionals who are interested to learn different techniques and raise their awareness of possible methodologies that can be used in their current or future projects will greatly benefit from this course. The course will be taught in english.


Course outline:

1.    Organizing and handling data

2.    Data analysis

3.    Linear regression: OLS and GLS

4.    Causal inference with Stata: differences-in-differences and instrumental variables

5.    Linear panel data regression: static and dynamic panels

6.    Producing analysis output: graphs and tables


Daily schedule:                 

09:00 - 10:30 + coffee-break + 11:00 - 12:30


14:00 - 15:30 + coffee-break + 16:00 – 17:30


Day 1:

Stata introduction: organizing and handling data

Linear regression

Causal inference with Stata: differences-in-differences and instrumental variables


Day 2:

Panel data: static and dynamic

Stata output: graphs and tables



Angrist, J. and Pischke, J.-S. (2008). Mostly Harmless Econometrics: An Empiricist's Companion, Princeton University Press.

Arellano, M. (2003). Panel Data Econometrics Advanced Texts in Econometrics, Oxford University Press.

Baum, K. (2006). An Introduction to Modern Econometrics using Stata, Stata Press

Cameron, A. C. and Trivedi, P. K. (2010). Microeconometrics using Stata, Revised Edition, Stata Press.

Wooldridge, J. (2010). Econometric Analysis of Cross Section and Panel Data, 2nd Ed., MIT Press.

Verbeek, M. (2008). A Guide to Modern Econometrics, 3rd Ed., Wiley.



NIPE/U Minho & Timberlake Consultores


You can enroll by contacting Dina Guimarães (nipe@eeg.uminho.pt) by email. Please use the subject “Minho Stata Course” on your email. Participants are asked to travel at their own expense. The course fee covers costs for coffee breaks and lunches. There will also be an optional dinner at a restaurant in Braga on Friday evening at an additional cost (25 EUR).



The course will take place at Escola de Economia e Gestão, Universidade do Minho, Campus de Gualtar, Braga, Portugal.

Click here for link to location map.

City Map.

For enquiries please contact Dina Guimarães: nipe@eeg.uminho.pt.


Participants benefit from a special rate with “Hotel Lamaçães” (10 minutes walking distance): € 35 for an individual room and € 40 for double rooms (including breakfast), or with “Hotéis Bom Jesus” (4 Kms from Braga´s centre at Bom Jesus mountain) (starting from € 43,5 for an individual room and € 52 for double rooms).

Alternatively, the “Albergaria Bracara Augusta” (city centre) has also a special rate of € 59 for an individual room and € 69 for double rooms (including breakfast). In the city center you can also consider “Hotel Turismo” (€ 56,5 single room and € 68 for a double room) or “Hotel Carandá” (€ 35,5 single room and € 46 for a double room). Also in the city centre, the “Albergaria Sra-a-Branca” has a special rate of € 36 for an individual room and € 49 for double rooms (including breakfast and parking).

Also in Braga the “Hotel Meliã” (5 minutes walking distance): please contact the hotel for special rates.

To benefit from this special rate, participants should contact directly the hotel and book the room until August 5, mentioning that they are attending the Stata Course, at the Universidade do Minho. There is plenty of other good value alternatives downtown.


The closest airport to Braga is Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, in Porto. For details on how to get from there to Universidade do Minho, please follow the link how to get to Universidade do Minho. Note that as an alternative, you can take the subway, Line Violeta to Campanhã Station [about 33 minutes, €1,5, between 6am and 1:30am]. From there you should get the train to Braga. Information on train prices and timetables can be found in the CP website. Braga train station is 5 minutes walking distance from the city centre.