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Summer School in Data Analysis, August 31 – September 11 2015, Minho University Braga, Portugal

Deadline:

July 31, 2015

Disciplines:

Event Date:

August 31, 2015 - September 11, 2015

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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.

Course
Date
Instructors
Duration (days)
Student
Non-Student
Statistical Packages – Part I: Stata
31-08-2015
Miguel Portela
1
140
170
Regression, Causality and Panel Data – Part I
01-09-2015 | 02-09-2015
Joao Cerejeira
1.5
195
235
Regression, Causality and Panel Data – Part II
02-09-2015 | 03-09-2015
Miguel Portela
1.5
195
235
Survival Analysis
04-09-2015 | 05-09-2015
Priscila Ferreira
2
245
295
Applications of the Continuous Wavelet Transform to Economic Data
04-09-2015 | 05-09-2015
Luis Aguiar-Conraria
2
245
295
Statistical packages, Part II: R
07-09-2015
Nelson Areal
1
140
170
Financial Market Volatility
08-09-2015 | 09-09-2015
Cristina Amado
2
245
295
Statistical packages, Part III: R programming
10-09-2015
Nelson Areal
1
140
170
Downside Risk measures
11-09-2015
Nelson Areal
1
140
170
 Deadline for applications July 31

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].

The Summer School will run from Monday, August 31, till Friday, September 11. There will be no classes on Sunday, September 6. 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.

Sunday, September 6, there will be an organized visit to the city of Guimarães. The Historic Centre of Guimarães is classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.

Especially Designed for You

The courses are 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 courses are 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 courses. All courses will be taught in English.

Throughout the course 3 statistical packages will be used: Matlab, R and Stata. There will be two one-day introductory course on Stata and R, 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.

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 further information please scroll down to the bottom of the home page.

International Experienced

Our instructors have extensive experience teaching economics and applied econometrics. Applicants to this course are encouraged to bring their research questions, as they will benefit from the instructors’ wide collaborations with different researchers, across several countries, as well as their involvement supervising graduate students.

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