2nd Summer School in Data Analysis, 29 August – 9 September 2016, Portugal

Publish Date: Jul 22, 2016

Deadline: Jun 30, 2016

Event Dates: from Aug 29, 2016 12:00 to Jul 22, 2016 12:00

About the summer school

The UMinho Exec Summer School in Data Analysis is a two-week event composed of a selected set of intensive courses. These are designed to enhance methodological skills in data analysis, using widely known statistical packages Matlab, R and Stata. The courses are designed, not only for academic researchers, but also recommended to non-academic staff that needs to explore data in their day-to-day work. Basic knowledge of statistics and econometrics is recommended. The courses will be taught in English.


  • Causal analysis
  • Downside risk measures
  • Duration models
  • Forecasting
  • Matlab
  • Panel data
  • Regression analysis
  • Stata
  • Times series
  • Wavelet analysis

Deadline for applications June 30

Applications after 30th June will suffer un upgrade of 20% for students and 25% for non-students

The fee includes lunches and coffee-breaks. The course materials will be provided in electronic format. Payment of course fees required prior to the course start date.

Student registrations

Attendees must provide proof of full time student status at the time of booking to qualify for student registration rate (valid student ID card or authorized letter of enrollment).
Application fee to be paid by bank transfer [details will be provided upon notification of acceptance].
Discounts for participants taking more than one course

2 courses 20% | 3 courses 25% | 4 courses or more 30%

To find the online applicatio form click "Further official information" link below.


The Summer School will run from Monday, August 29, till Friday, September 9, 2016. There will be no classes on Sunday, September 4. The Summer School is organized in modules, so students can enroll according to their preferences (see course outline below).

The sessions start at 9:30 and end at 17:30. There will 30 minutes break, both in the morning and in the afternoon, with a lunch break between 13:00 and 14:00. Each day of the course will comprise 5 hours of core teaching and exercise + 1 hour of free exercises and one-to-one interaction with the instructor.


Throughout the course 3 statistical packages will be used: MATLAB, R and Stata. There will be three one-day introductory course on Stata and R and MATLAB, plus a day on advanced R; courses 1, 6 & 8, respectively. Stata and R will be available in our Lab/Class room. Prior knowledge on MATLAB is required for those attending the course 5, ‘Applications of the Continuous Wavelet Transform to Economic Data’. Students attending this module should bring their own laptop with MATLAB.


The course is designed for academic researchers, including Master/PhD students, who have a basic knowledge of statistics and econometrics, and who deal with different types of data and projects in their day-to-day work. The course is also recommended to non-academic staff with an interest in data analysis from 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.

Practical information

Probably the main religious center in the country, Braga is known for its baroque churches, magnificent 18th century houses and elaborate gardens and squares. Known, in the Roman era as “Bracara Augusta”, it was also the headquarters of the Portuguese bishopric in the XII century.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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