Oceania Stata Conference 2023 – Virtual

9 February 2023

Oceania Stata Conference 2022

Conference agenda

Draft - the agenda is subject to change. Times are Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT = UTC + 11)

Time Speaker Topic
8:00 AM John de New Welcome
8:10 AM David White Protocols
8:15 AM Asjad Naqvi Advanced Data Visualizations with Stata Part V: Hierarchical data
9:15 AM Annalivia Polselli Influence Analysis with Panel Data using Stata
9:55 AM Chuck Huber Introduction to difference in differences in Stata 17
11:10 AM Jeff Wooldridge Rolling Estimation Methods for Staggered Difference-in-Differences
12:10 PM Break
12:35 PM Chuck Huber Stata developer feedback session
1:05 PM Panel discussion Stata Authors' tips with Colin Cameron, Demetris Christodoulou and Irma Mooi-Reci
1:55 PM Laura Whiting Building connected dashboards using Stata
2:25 PM Joe Hirschberg Stata Coding Practice in Economics: A Survey and Recommendations
2:55 PM Simon Turner How plots helped solve the mystery of the interrupted time series aggregation bias.
3:25 PM Jan Kabatek Plot suite – fast graphing commands for very large datasets
3:55 PM David White Closure

Oceania Stata Conference Speakers


In alphabetical order
cameron

Facilitated Panel Session - Stata Authors' tips

This panel discussion brings Colin together with two other authors of books on Stata: Demetris Christodoulou and Irma Mooi-Reci. In this facilitated panel session we will hear from Colin, the inspiration the led him to write Microeconometrics Using Stata, his learnings on Stata while he has been writing the book and his top tip for users of Stata.

About the speaker

Colin Cameron is a Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of California – Davis. His main research is in microeconometrics for cross section data, including count data modelling and cluster-robust inference. He is the author (with Pravin Trivedi) of several books, including Microeconometrics: Methods and Applications and Microeconometrics using Stata.

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christodoulou

Facilitated Panel Session - Stata Authors' tips

This panel discussion brings Demetris together with two other authors of books on Stata: Colin Cameron and Irma Mooi-Reci. In this facilitated panel session we will hear from Demetris, the inspiration the led him to write Visual Data Analytics, his learnings on Stata while he has been writing the book and his top tip for users of Stata.

About the speaker

Demetris Christodoulou is at the University of Sydney Business School and has been using Stata since version 6. He is the founding director of the research network MEAFA and its professional development workshops on quant analysis that have attracted more than a thousand of executives and researchers. He has extensive consulting experience on Stata in academia, industry and government. His now discontinued online manual on "Introduction to Stata and data management" was used by tens of thousands of subscribed researchers from 75 countries and was implemented by several universities for teaching Stata. His more recent online website graphworkflow.com and its accompanying online textbook offers a structural data visualisation approach for producing high quality data graphs using Stata.

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hirschberg

Stata Coding Practice in Economics: A Survey and Recommendations

This presentation presents a review of the style of scripts or code used for data analysis with Stata in applied economics research and provides recommendations for the creation of higher quality code.

About the speaker

Joe Hirschberg is currently an associate professor at The University of Melbourne and has published widely in the areas of applied economics and econometrics. He has taught graduate courses in applied econometrics that feature numerous Stata applications.

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huber

Introduction to difference in differences in Stata 17

Stata 17 introduced two commands to fit difference-in-differences (DID) and difference-in-difference-in-differences (DDD) models. This talk will briefly introduce the concepts and jargon of DID and DDD models and then show how to fit the models by using the new commands.

Stata developer feedback session

This session is your chance to share your requests for future developments and improvements in Stata. Share with Chuck the things that you like about the current release of Stata and what you would like to see in the future.

About the speaker

Chuck Huber is Director of Statistical Outreach at StataCorp and Adjunct Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the Texas A&M School of Public Health and at the New York University School of Global Public Health. He produces instructional videos for the Stata Youtube channel, writes blog entries, develops online NetCourses and gives talks about Stata at conferences and universities. He has published in the areas of neurology, human and animal genetics, alcohol and drug abuse prevention, nutrition and birth defects. Dr. Huber currently teaches survey sampling at NYU and introductory biostatistics at Texas A&M where he previously taught categorical data analysis, survey data analysis, and statistical genetics.

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kabatek

Plot suite – fast graphing commands for very large datasets

This presentation will showcase the functionality of the heavily-updated ‘plot suite’ of graphing commands. The suite excels in visualizing very large datasets, enabling users to produce a variety of highly-customizable plots in a fraction of time required by Stata's native graphing commands.

About the speaker

Jan Kabeatek is a senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne's Melbourne Institute, where he uses big administrative registers to gain data-driven insights into the topics of labor, family, gender, and ageing. In addition to his research, Jan occasionally tweets Stata tips and produces custom packages to help others work with large data sets.

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naqvi

Advanced Data Visualizations with Stata Part V: Hierarchical data

This presentation will focus on visualizing complex hierarchical relational datasets through a suite of new packages including sankey, alluvial, treemap, circlepack, circlebar, and sunburst.

About the speaker

Asjad Naqvi is an economist based in Vienna, Austria and has been using Stata since 2003. He is affiliated with the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and Vienna University of Economics and Business (WI). In his free time he likes to program Stata data visualization packages.

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polselli

Influence Analysis with Panel Data using Stata

The presence of anomalous observations in a data set can severely affect least squares estimates that are, by construction, sensitive to extreme cases. This presentation formalises statistical measures to quantify the degree of leverage and outlyingness of units in a panel data framework and outlines the two user-written commands used to conduct the proposed influence analysis.

About the speaker

Annalivia Polselli is a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Analytics and Data Science (IADS) in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at University of Essex. She holds a PhD in Economics from University of Essex, and is a graduate in Economics from University of Rome "Tor Vergata". Her research interests include econometric methods for panel data models, causal machine learning, labour and gender economics.

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mooi-reci

Facilitated Panel Session - Stata Authors' tips

This panel discussion brings Irma together with two other authors of books on Stata: Colin Cameron and Demetris Christodoulou. In this facilitated panel session we will hear from Irma the inspiration the led her to write Market Research Using Stata, her learnings on Stata as she wrote the book and her top tip for users of Stata.

About the speaker

Irma Mooi-Reci is a professor of sociology and social policy at the School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is Deputy Editor of the renowned journal Gender & Society, Adjunct Associate Principal Fellow of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, Convener at the Melbourne Centre for Data Science, and Lead investigator of two projects funded by the Australian Research Council. Her research agenda encompasses three main areas: (1) the socioeconomic consequences of disruptive events such as unemployment, joblessness and casual employment; (2) the intergenerational consequences of joblessness; (3) application and innovation of quantitative methods for panel data.

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turner

How plots helped solve the mystery of the interrupted time series aggregation bias.

Interrupted time series (ITS) designs are often used to evaluate the impact of public health interventions targeted at populations. This presentation argues when aggregating ITS observations over time, correction to the level change estimate may be required to avoid aggregation bias and that plots are an effective method for identifying, understanding, and providing potential solutions for unexpected results in numerical simulation studies.

About the speaker

Simon Turner joined Cochrane Australia and Monash University in 2015 as a biostatistician. His research includes interrupted time series, meta analyses and cluster randomised trials examining the effectiveness of interventions to improve clinical practice. Before his role as a statistician, Simon taught secondary school mathematics, science and information technology as head of Physics. He has strong interests in science, computing, Scottish Terriers and Lego.

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whiting

Building connected dashboards using Stata

Dashboards have become essential tools for business management to understand their performance, the issues they face and the risks just around the corner. In this presentation Laura will show how Stata can create a dashboard and make it accessible to people in a company / organisation. Using tools already available in Stata to extract data from an organisational database, then analyse the data in Stata, then make the analysed information available in an interactive dashboard.

About the speaker

Laura Whiting provides technical support to Stata users across Australia and New Zealand as part of the SDAS Team. She is also responsible for creating and presenting technical guides and webinars for the Oceania Stata community. She particularly enjoys solving problems with programming.

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wooldridge

Rolling Estimation Methods for Staggered Difference-in-Differences

This talk will discuss relatively efficient regression, propensity score, and doubly robust estimation methods in settings with staggered policy interventions. The estimators and standard errors can be obtained using existing Stata commands.

About the speaker

Jeffrey M. Wooldridge is University Distinguished Professor of Economics at Michigan State University, where he has taught since 1991. Dr. Wooldridge has published more than forty articles in internationally recognized journals, as well as several book chapters. He is the author of Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach (South-Western, 4e, 2009) and Econometric Analysis of Cross Section and Panel Data (MIT Press, 2002). Dr. Wooldridge is a fellow of the Econometric Society and of the Journal of Econometrics and currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Economic Literature and the Stata Journal.

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