3rd SUMMER SCHOOL

IN DATA ANALYSIS

September 4th – September 9th, 2017

School of Economics and Management | Minho University

Braga | Portugal

The UMinho Exec Summer School in Data Analysis is full week event composed of a selected set of intensive courses. These are designed to enhance methodological skills in data analysis, using widely known statistical packages such as R and Stata. The courses are designed, not only for academic researchers, but also recommended to non-academic staff that needs to explore data in their day-to-day work. Basic knowledge of statistics and econometrics is recommended. The courses will be taught in English.

Course
Date
Instructors
Duration (days)
Fee (euros)
Stata: Introduction
04-09-2017
Miguel Portela
1
80
Stata: Regression, Causality and Panel Data – Part I
05-09-2017| 06-09-2017
Joao Cerejeira
1.5
120
Stata: Regression, Causality and Panel Data – Part II
06-09-2017 | 07-09-2017
Miguel Portela
1.5
120
Stata: Duration Models
08-09-2017 | 09-09-2017
Priscila Ferreira
2
160
Stata Pack (4 courses)
04-09-2017 | 09-09-2017
6
400
R: Introduction
08-09-2017
Nelson Areal
1
80
R: Data manipulation and visualization using the tidyverse packages
09-09-2017
Nelson Areal
1
80
R Pack (2 courses)
08-09-2017 | 09-09-2017
2
150
 Deadline for applications August 12
 Students 10% discount

The fee includes coffee-breaks. Participants may book lunches (5 euros per lunch). The course materials will be provided in electronic format. Payment of course fees and booked required prior to the course start date.

  • Student registrations: Attendees must provide proof of full time student status at the time of booking to qualify for student registration rate (valid student ID card or authorized letter of enrollment).
  • Application fee to be paid by bank transfer [details will be provided upon notification of acceptance].

The Summer School will run from Monday, September 4, till Saturday, September 9, 2017. The Summer School is organized in modules, so students can enroll according to their preferences (see course outline below).

The sessions start at 9:30 and end at 17:30. There will 30 minutes break, both in the morning and in the afternoon, with a lunch break between 13:00 and 14:00. Each day of the course will comprise 5 hours of core teaching and exercise + 1 hour of free exercises and one-to-one interaction with the instructor.

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
04-09-201705-09-201706-09-201707-09-201708-09-201709-09-2017
9h30-13hCourse 1Course 2Course 2Course 3Course 4/5Course 4/6
14h-17h30Course 1Course 2Course 3Course 3Course 4/5Course 4/6

 
Note: modules 4 and 5, and modules 4 and 6 will run in parallel.

Throughout the course 2 statistical packages will be used:  R and Stata which will be available in our in our Lab/Class room.

The course is designed for academic researchers, including Master/PhD students, who have a basic knowledge of statistics and econometrics, and who deal with different types of data and projects in their day-to-day work. The course is also recommended to non-academic staff with an interest in data analysis from an econometric perspective. Professionals who are interested to learn different techniques and raise their awareness of possible methodologies that can be used in their current or future projects will greatly benefit from this course. The course will be taught in English.

Probably the main religious center in the country, Braga is known for its baroque churches, magnificent 18th century houses and elaborate gardens and squares. Known, in the Roman era as “Bracara Augusta”, it was also the headquarters of the Portuguese bishopric in the XII century.

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*Stata: Introduction;*Regression, Causality and Panel Data – Part I;*Regression, Causality and Panel Data – Part II;*Duration Modeels;*Stata Pack (4 courses);*R: Introduction;*R: Data manipulation and visualization using the tidyverse packages;*R Pack (2 courses);*Lunch

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The instructors have extensive experience teaching economics and applied econometrics. Applicants to this course are encouraged to bring their research questions, as they will benefit from the instructors’ wide collaborations with different researchers, across several countries, as well as their involvement supervising graduate students.

WHO´S WHO?

Our Instructors.

joao cerejeira

João Cerejeira is a PhD in Economics by the European University Institute. He is Assistant Professor at Minho University, Portugal. His research interests are labor economics, human capital and urban economics… Learn more…

miguelrportela

Miguel Portela is a PhD in Economics by Tinbergen Institute/University of Amsterdam. He is currently Associate Professor at Minho University, Portugal. His research interests’ lie in the areas of labor economics, economics of education… Learn more…

nelson_areal

Nelson Areal is a PhD in Accounting and Finance by Lancaster University. He is an Assistant Professor at Minho University. His research interests are in risk measures and forecasting, option valuation using numerical methods, performance measurement and social… Learn more…

ferreira

Priscila Ferreira is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Minho (Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management), Director of the Applied Microeconomics Research Unit (NIMA)… Learn more…

Especially Designed for You

The courses are designed for academic researchers, including Master/PhD students, who have a basic knowledge of statistics and econometrics, and who deal with different types of data and projects in their day-to-day work. The courses are also recommended to non-academic staff with an interest in data analysis from an econometric perspective. Professionals who are interested to learn different techniques and raise their awareness of possible methodologies that can be used in their current or future projects will greatly benefit from this courses. All courses will be taught in English.

OUR COURSES.

For Researchers, by Researchers.

Stata introduction

rcpdi

Regression, Causality and Panel Data, Part I

Regression, Causality and Panel Data, Part II

DM

Duration Models

R: introduction

R: Data manipulation and visualization using the tidyverse packages

Discover Braga.

With more than 2000 years of history and located in the North Region and “Cávado” subregion, Braga is the District capital. The municipality, with approximately 184 km2 (114 mi2), is divided into 62 parishes.

In the context of sub-regional policies of development and mobility, the city of Braga is the capital of the Great Metropolitan Area of Minho (Grande Área Metropolitana do Minho), the third largest of the country.

BEFORE COMMING.

Practical information…

Braga? I want to know more...

Probably the main religious center in the country, Braga is known for its baroque churches, magnificent 18th century houses and elaborate gardens and squares. Known, in the Roman era as “Bracara Augusta”, it was also the headquarters of the Portuguese bishopric in the XII century.

Braga’s long history can be seen in its monuments and churches. The most impressive church is the Sé, which has several styles, from Roman to Baroque. Braga is also proud of its splendid houses, especially those from the 18th century.

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(text author: Braga Municipality Turism office)

How do I get to braga?

The closest airport to Braga is Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, in Porto, however arriving through Lisbon international airport adding a railroad connection is also possible.

For details on how to get from there to the Universidade do Minho, please follow the link how to get to Universidade do Minho.

Oporto international Airport arrival

The easiest way to get to Braga is by using the “get Bus”, which does daily transfers from the Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport to Braga. For more information please access their website.

Note that as an alternative, you can take the subway, Line “Violeta” to “Campanhã” Station [about 33 minutes, between 6am and 1:30am]. From there you should get the train to Braga. Information on train prices and timetables can be found in the CP website. Braga train station is 5 minutes walking distance from the city centre.

Lisbon international Airport arrival

You can also choose to arrive via Lisbon. Once on the airport you may take the subway to “estação do oriente” and the take the train directly to Braga (on the fastest train about 3 hours voyage). Information on train prices and timetables can be found in the CP website. Braga train station is 5 minutes walking distance from the city centre.

Where can I stay?

Participants benefit from a special rate with “Hotel Lamaçães“(10 minutes walking distance): €38,00 for an individual room and € 42 for double rooms (including breakfast, parking and internet).

Also in Braga the “Hotel Meliã” (5 minutes walking distance): €75,00 for an individual room and €85,00 for double rooms (including breakfast, parking and internet).

Alternatively, the “Albergaria Bracara Augusta” (city centre) has also a special rate of € 59 for an individual room and € 69 for double rooms and € 99 for a suite (including breakfast and parking in the evening). In the city center you can also consider “Hotel Mercure Braga Centro” (€ 63, single room € 71, double room (breakfast included)) or Hotel Ibis (€ 45, single room and € 52, double room (breakfast included)). Also in the city centre, the “Albergaria Sra-a-Branca” has a special rate of € 35 for an individual room and € 47,50 for double rooms (including breakfast and parking € 4 per day).

There are also hotels in the Bom Jesus Mountain area (4km from city centre) which have a special rate for Summer School participants. The Hotel do Lago and Hotel João Paulo II have a special rate of € 38 for an individual room and € 44 for double rooms (including breakfast). The Hotel do Parque, Hotel do Templo and Hotel do Elevador have a special rate of € 54 for an individual room and € 66 for double rooms (including breakfast). For more information please access their website here.

There is also an hotel by the Braga train station called Basic Braga by Axis  (buses running to and from the university of Minho every 15 minutes). They have a special rate for our event of € 27 for a single bedroom, € 32 for a double bedroom, € 38 for a twin bedroom  and € 53 for a triple bedroom (including breakfast). Reservations should be made through this e-mail reservas@basichotelbraga.com.

Finally there is the “Old City Guest House” (city centre). They have 10% discount  on all the prices marked on their website. Reservations should be made through this e-mail oldcitygh@gmail.com.

To benefit from these special rates, participants should contact directly the hotels and book the room until May 31st,

What else can I do?

Braga is an historical old city, but with one of youngest populations in Europe, having a vibrant cultural and night life. Find out more here.

Near Braga (24 km) is the city of Guimarães, Portugal´s historical first political capital and a city full of history and culture. It´s city center has been classified as a World Heritage site, deserving a visit. Find out more here.

At arrival or departure, a visit to Oporto and it´s century old Porto Wine warehouses is also a must. Find out more here.

LAST STEP…

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*Stata: Introduction;*Regression, Causality and Panel Data – Part I;*Regression, Causality and Panel Data – Part II;*Duration Modeels;*Stata Pack (4 courses);*R: Introduction;*R: Data manipulation and visualization using the tidyverse packages;*R Pack (2 courses);*Lunch

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