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23rd London Stata Users Group Meeting

  • Location: Cass Business School, Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ
  • Duration: 2 days (7th September 2017 - 8th September 2017)
  • Software: Stata
  • Level: Various
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23rd London Stata Users Group Meeting

The 23rd London Stata Users Group Meeting takes place on Thursday, 7 and Friday, 8 September 2017 at Cass Business School, London.

The London Stata Users Group Meeting is a two-day international conference where the use of Stata is discussed across a wide-ranging breadth of fields and environments. Established in 1995, the UK meeting is the longest-running series of Stata Users Group Meetings. The meeting is open to everyone. In past years, participants have travelled from around the world to attend the event. Representatives from StataCorp will also be in attendance.

Scientific Organisers

Stephen Jenkins, Department of Social Policy London School of Economics and Political Science Roger Newson, Department of Primary Care and Public Health Imperial College London Michael Crowther, University of Leicester and Karolinska Institutet


Meeting logistics are organised by Timberlake Consultants, distributors of Stata in the UK, Brazil, Ireland, Middle East, Poland, Portugal, and Spain.

We sponsor registration fee waivers for presentations (one fee waiver per presentation, regardless of number of authors involved). We will also pay a small fee to a presenter of a longer review or tutorial paper.

We can also assist delegates with sourcing accommodation and other general inquiries regarding travelling or stay in London.

Visitors to London might like to know that, by British standards, September is usually relatively dry and warm.

Proceedings of previous meetings

Click here to view and download the presentations of previous Meetings.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Time Description
08:45-09:25Registration and Coffee/Tea

09:25-09:30Introduction and welcome from the scientific organisers

09:30-10:00Ridit splines with applications to propensity weighting
Roger B. Newson
Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London

10:00-10:30Nonparametric synthetic control method for program evaluation: model and Stata implementation
Giovanni Cerulli
CNR-IRCrES, National Research Council of Italy

10:30-11:00A general multilevel estimation framework: Multivariate joint models and more
Michael J Crowther
Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester


11:30-12:00On the shoulders of giants, or not reinventing the wheel
Nicholas J. Cox
Durham University

12:00-12:20Scheme scheme, plot plot: DIY graph schemes in Stata
Tim Morris
MRC Clinical Trials Unit, University College London

12:20-12:40Unemployment duration and re-employment wages: a control function approach
Marta C. Lopes
Nova School of Business and Economics

12:40-13:00eltmle: Ensemble learning targeted maximum likelihood estimation
Miguel-Angel Luque Fernandez
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


14:00-14:30Estimating mixture models for environmental noise assessment
Gordon Hughes
School of Economics, University of Edinburgh

14:30-15:00Sequential (two-stage) estimation of linear panel data models
Sebastian Kripfganz
University of Exeter Business School

15:00-15:30Response surface models for the Elliott, Rothenberg, Stock DF-GLS unit root test
Kit Baum
Boston College
Jesús Otero
Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá


16:00-16:30kmatch: Kernel matching with automatic bandwidth selection
Ben Jann
University of Bern

16:30-17:30Estimation and inference for quantiles and indices of inequality and poverty with survey data: leveraging built-in support for complex survey design and multiply imputed data
Philippe Van Kerm
Luxembourg Institute for Social and Economic Research

17:30-17:45Presentation of 2016 Stata Journal Prize
To be presented to Patrick Royston

17:45End of formal sessions. Optional adjournment to pub, followed by dinner at restaurant (at participant's own cost)

Friday, 8 September 2017

Time Description
08:45-09:00Registration and Coffee/Tea

09:00-10:00Fitting Bayesian regression models using the bayes prefix
Yulia Marchenko
StataCorp, College Station, TX

10:00-10:20mrrobust: a Stata package for MR-Egger regression type analyses
Tom Palmer
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Lancaster University

10:20-10:40Group sequential clinical trial designs for normally distributed outcome variables
Michael Grayling
James Watson
Adrian Mander
MRC Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge

10:40-11:00piecewise_ginireg – A Stata package to run piecewise Gini regressions
Jan Ditzen
Centre for Energy Economics Policy and Research, Heriot-Watt University
Shlomo Yitzhaki
The Hebrew University and Hadassah Academic College, Israel


11:30-11:50Three serial correlation tests for panel data regression models
Jesse Wursten
KU Leuven

11:50-12:10Local maxima in the estimation of the ZINB and related models
João M.C. Santos Silva
University of Surrey

12:10-13:00Causal inference with sample selection
David Drukker
StataCorp, College Station, TX


14:00-14:30Extending Stata graphics via SVG manipulation commands
Robert Grant
Tim Morris
MRC Clinical Trials Unit, University College London

14:30-15:30Robust statistics in Stata
Ben Jann
University of Bern
Vincenzo Verardi
University of Namur, Free University of Brussels, and FNRS


16:00-17:15Report to users, wishes and grumbles
William Gould and colleagues
StataCorp, College Station, TX

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