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Program

Updated A.Y. 2021-2022

OVERVIEW AND PREREQUISITIES

This course provides an introduction to Stata programming for applied economics. It is a lab course.

 

OUTLINE

- Some elementary concepts and tools

  • Navigational and organizational issues
  • Data types
  • Import/export
- Do-file programming:
  • Functions, macros, scalars, and matrices
  • Using stored results: e- vs r-class commands
  • Data management and validation
  • Prefixes, loops, and lists

- Automating tables and graphs

- Getting started with Mata 

 

 

 

TEXTBOOKS AND MATERIAL

The main reference is Baum (2016). For further practice I recommend the following online resources: the Stata blog and the learning center at UCLA. Stata codes will be posted in the material section

Baum C.F., (2016), Introduction to Stata programming, 2nd ed., Stata press.