Introduction to Stata

  • Stata is a complete, integrated statistical software package that provides data analysis, data management, and graphics.
  • Stata can easily handle both cross-sectional data, as well as time-series data.
  • Stata offers advantages that it is easy to use (in this sense it is equally easy as SPSS) and that it is flexible through its programming interface in do-files (where it is similar to SAS and R).
  • Stata is easily extensible, due to a large and continually growing number of (high quality) user contributed commands.
  • Among applied (empirical) economists, Stata is one of the most popular software used for both research and teaching.
  • Stata is used by businesses, government and nonprofit organizations, as well as educational institutions.

For this course, we offer the possibility to take an exam. For the PhD students in the faculties IOB and Applied Economics, this is a requirement to obtain a credits for these courses, but people from other faculties are allowed as well. If you are interested in taking the exam, check the wants-to-take-exam-box in the registration form. Participating in the exam costs 10€, which is deduced automatically from your educational credit