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2005 German Stata Users Group meeting

Announcement and program

Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB)
Photo used with permission of the WZB

Date: Friday, 8 April 2005
Venue: Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB)
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
Cost: 20 Euro (students: 10 Euro)
Dinner (optional): 20 Euro

The 3rd German Stata Users' Group Meeting will be held at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin ( on Friday, 8th April 2005.

The meeting is open to all interested, and we are happy if Stata users from neighbouring countries would join us. StataCorp will be represented. The conference language will be English due to the 'international' nature of the meeting and the participation of non-German guest speakers. There will be a "wishes and grumbles" session at which you may air your thoughts to Stata developers.

Registration and fees

Participants are asked to travel on their own fees. There will be a small conference fee (regular 20 Euro, students 10 Euro) to cover costs for coffee, teas, and luncheons.

There will also be an optional informal meal at a Berlin restaurant on Friday evening (at additional cost of 20 Euro).

For further information on registration, please contact Mrs. Mrosek will also assist you in finding an accommodation.

Brandenburger Tor


April 8th

08:45 Registration and coffee/tea
09:15 Welcome
Ulrich Kohler
09:30 Mulitivariable regression models with continuous covariates, with a practical emphasis on fractional polynomials and applications in clinical epidemology
Patrick Royston
Cancer Division, MRC Clinical Trials Unit
10:30 Coffee
10:40 Response Surface Modelling Using Stata
Jeroen Weesie
University of Utrecht
11:20 Standard Errors for the Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition
Ben Jann
ETH Zürich
12:00 Lunch
13:00 SOEPMENU: A menu-driven Stata/SE interface for accessing the German socio-economic panel
John P. Haisken-DeNew
Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI) Essen
13:40 A Survey on Survey Statistics: What is done, can be done in Stata, and what's missing
Frauke Kreuter, Richard Valliant
Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland, College Park
14:20 Coffee
14:35 Who do you trust while bubbles grow and blow? A comparative analysis of the explanatory power of accounting and patent information for the market values of German firms
Fred Ramb
Deutsche Bundesbank
Markus Reitzig
The Copenhagen Business School
15:15 Simple Thematic Mapping in Stata
Maurizio Pisati
University of Milan
15:55 Coffee
16:10 Stata implementation at Bercelcon Research: Experiences made — requirements for a Professional Services Company
Andreas Stiehler
16:50 Recent Developments in Stata
David Drukker
17:30 Coffee
17:45 Report to the Users
William Gould
18:30 Wishes and Grumbles
19:15 End of meeting

Scientific organizers

The academic program of the meeting is being organized by:

Johannes Giesecke, Humboldt University Berlin

Ulrich Kohler, WZB

Willi F. Sauerbrei, University of Freiburg

Logistics organizers

The logistics are being organized by Dittrich and Partner (, the distributor of Stata in several countries including Germany, Austria, and Poland.

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