Panel data analysis course enhances research students skills

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The Department of Economics organised a PhD student course on panel data analysis on the 22 and 23 January 2015 given by Professor Frank Windmeijer from the University of Bristol.

The course was attended by PhD students from across the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre, which includes the universities of Sheffield, Leeds and York.

The course covered traditional panel data estimation techniques for micro panels in which the number of individuals (or firms etc.) is large, but the number of time periods is quite small.

Research student Ayobami Ilori explained it was a very useful course “it cut deep into the theory and applications of Panel Data Econometrics, with sufficient practice with real-life dataset. We were also exposed to various common mistakes researcher make when applying this method in their analysis."

"Although the course is primarily designed for people specializing in Applied Microeconomics, the thrust of the course can also be applied to analysing International Macroeconomics and Trade, Financial Economics, and Economics of Institutions."

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