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Welcome to ÊSTIMATE

Due to the uncertain climate and the fact that many universities have cancelled travel until late Spring (or after), we have scheduled ÊSTIMATE for June 4-6, 2021 to be taught virtually (with a free optional training on June 7th).  If things change, we may open it up for people to come to campus but it will also be taught virtually this year.

Econometrics has long been a strength of the Economics Department at Michigan State University.  ÊSTIMATE -- Early Summer Tutorial In Modern Applied Tools of Econometrics -- gives empirical practitioners, academic researchers, industry/government researchers/analysts, and graduate students, access to econometrics training usually reserved for students formally enrolled in PhD programs at MSU. ÊSTIMATE is an intensive weekend workshop taught by world class econometricians. ÊSTIMATE’s focus is modern econometric tools as used in practice. Participants learn methods and techniques to use immediately in their empirical research.  ÊSTIMATE’s goal is to broaden and improve the practice of econometric methods throughout empirical research and data analysis in academics, industry and government.

Topics Covered in ÊSTIMATE

Presentations focus on understanding when various models and estimation methods are appropriate as well as how to conduct proper inference in a variety of settings. Methods are illustrated with empirical examples using the econometrics software package Stata. Participants receive access to course/workshop materials including presentation slides, notes, data sets, and Stata .do files.  Topics will include:

  • Linear Models with Cross-Sectional Data
  • Introduction to High-Dimensional Methods and Causal Effects
  • Introduction to Regression with Time Series Data
  • Finite Populations, Stratified Sampling, and Cluster Sampling
  • Difference-in-Differences Estimation
  • Regression Discontinuity Designs
  • Linear Panel Data Models with Microeconomic Data
  • Linear Panel Data Models with Many Time Periods
  • Nonlinear Models for Cross-Sectional Panel Data
  • Nonlinear Models for Panel Data

All are welcome to attend ÊSTIMATE. However, to fully benefit from the workshop, we recommend that participants have an econometrics background comparable to a first-year PhD econometrics sequence.

Dates and Location

ÊSTIMATE will take place June 4th (starting at 8:30a – you can join the workshop starting at 8:20a) through June 6th The instructors will be Jeffrey Wooldridge and Timothy Vogelsang . There will be a complimentary Stata session on Monday, June 7th (8:30am-12:30pm).

For further information, please contact:

ÊSTIMATE                                             or                 Phone: (517) 355-7583          
Department of Economics                                           Email: estimate@econ.msu.edu
Michigan State University
486 W. Circle Dr. Room 110
East Lansing, MI 48824


Michigan State University Department of Economics