23rd London Stata Users Group Meeting - Programme

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

12:40-13:00Local maxima in the estimation of the ZINB and sample selection models
João M.C. Santos Silva
University of Surrey


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

11:50-12:10eltmle: Ensemble learning targeted maximum likelihood estimation
Miguel-Angel Luque Fernandez
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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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