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2010 Portuguese Stata Users Group meeting

Date: September 17, 2010
Venue: School of Economics and Management
University of Minho

Gualtar University Campus
4710-057 Braga
Portugal
Cost:
  Professionals Students Presenters
Meeting €45.00 €20.00 Exempt
Dinner (optional) €25.00

Announcement

The first Portuguese Stata Users Group meeting will be held at the School of Economics and Management at the University of Minho on Friday, September 17, 2010. The objective of the meeting is to provide Stata users the opportunity to exchange ideas, experiences, and information on new applications of the software. Everybody who is interested in using Stata is welcome.

The invited speaker is Paulo Guimarães from the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina (guimaraes@moore.sc.edu). Attending from StataCorp is Bill Rising, Director of Educational Services (brising@stata.com).

Program

Friday, September 17, 2010

9:00–9:20 Registration
9:20–9:30 Welcome
9:30–11:00Invited speaker
Paulo Guimarães
Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
11:00–11:30 Coffee break
11:30–12:45Presentations
Maria Basílio
IP Beja
Jorge Cunha
University of Minho
Miguel Portela
University of Minho
12:45–2:15 Lunch
2:15–4:00Presentations
João Cerejeira da Silva
University of Minho and NIPE
Nuno Lunet
University of Porto
Antonio Gouveia de Oliveira
University Nova de Lisboa
4:00–4:30 Coffee break
4:30–5:30Stata speaker
Bill Rising
StataCorp LP
5:30–5:45 Coffee break
5:45–6:15
Report to users
Bill Rising
StataCorp LP
6:15–7:00
Wishes and grumbles
8:15 Dinner (optional and has additional cost)

Registration

Participants are asked to travel at their own expense. The meeting fee covers coffee breaks, lunch, and course materials. There will also be an optional dinner at a restaurant (to be announced) in Braga on Friday evening at additional cost (€25).

You can enroll by contacting Dina Guimarães (nipe@eeg.uminho.pt) by email.

Bom Jesus do Monte
Bom Jesus do Monte, Braga, Portugal

Accommodations

Participants get a special rate with Hotel Lamaçães (10 minutes’ walking distance from the venue)—€35 for an individual room and €40 for a double room (prices include breakfast)—or with Hotel Bom Jesus (4 km from Braga’s center at Bom Jesus Mountain; click here for special rates).

The Albergaria Bracara Augusta (in the city center) also has special rates of €47.20 for an individual room, €55.20 for a double room, and €87.20 for a suite (prices include breakfast and parking in the evening).

Also in the city center, the Albergaria Sra-a-Branca has special rates of €34.50 for an individual room and €47.50 for a double room (prices include breakfast and parking). Other options include Hotel Turismo (€55.00 for an individual room) and Hotel Carandá (€34.00 for an individual room).

To benefit from these special rates, participants should contact the hotel directly and mention that they are attending the Stata Users Group meeting. The special room rates will only be available through September 10, so plan your trip now!

Travel


Official poster; click to enlarge

The closest airport to Braga is Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport in Porto. For details on how to get from there to the University of Minho, please click here.

Alternatively, you can take the subway, Line Violeta to Campanhã Station (about 33 minutes, €1.35, between 6 AM and 1:30 AM). From the Campanhã Station, you should take the train to Braga. Information on train prices and timetables can be found on the CP website. The Braga train station is 5 minutes’ walking distance from the city center.

Organizers

Scientific committee

Antonio Gouveia Oliveira
Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
oliveira.amg@gmail.com

João Cerejeira
NIPE, Escola de Economia e Gestão, Universidade do Minho
jccsilva@eeg.uminho.pt

Jorge Caiado
CEMAPRE, ISEG, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
jcaiado@iseg.utl.pt

Miguel Portela
NIPE, Escola de Economia e Gestão, Universidade do Minho
mangelo@eeg.uminho.pt

Scientific adviser

Paulo Guimarães
Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
guimaraes@moore.sc.edu

Logistics organizer

Dina Guimarães
nipe@eeg.uminho.pt

Promoters

Timberlake Consultores: The distributor of Stata in Portugal
Luís Barros, barros@timberlake.pt
www.timberlake.pt
info@timberlake.pt

NIPE—Economic Policies Research Unit
www3.eeg.uminho.pt/economia/nipe
nipe@eeg.uminho.pt

For proceedings of previous Stata Users Group meetings, visit www.stata.com/meeting/proceedings

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