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From   "Stephen P. Jenkins" <>
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Subject   st: Programme, UK Stata User Group meeting, 10-11 Sept 2007
Date   Sun, 15 Jul 2007 14:19:22 +0100

Tim Collier and I are pleased to announce the programme for the 13th
UK Stata Users Group meeting, London, 12-13 September 2007. There are
lots of interesting papers and tutorial/review lectures, from users
and from StataCorp staff. You'll also have the chance to meet, in
person, several of the most well-known contributors to Statalist.

Please look at for further details,
including paper abstracts. You are invited to register for the meeting
as soon as possible: do so online at the URL just cited, or directly


Monday 10 September and Tuesday 11 September 2007

Cass Business School
106 Bunhill Row
London EC1Y 8TZ
Sponsored by Timberlake Consultants 

Cost: £75.00 for both days; £50 for one day

Monday 10 September 2007

Time  	Speakers		Title

08:45–09:25	Registration and Coffee/Tea
09:25–09:30	Tim Collier and Stephen Jenkins 	Introduction
and welcome
09:30–10:00	Roger Newson	Robust confidence intervals for
Hodges-Lehmann median differences
10:00–10:20	Adrian Mander	Translating the S-Plus Least Angle
Regression package to Mata
10:20–10:40	Tom Palmer		Performing Bayesian analysis
in Stata using WinBUGS
10:40–11:00	Neil Shephard	Genetic analysis in Stata
11:00–11:30	Coffee/Tea
11:30–11:50	Maarten Buis	Usefulness and estimation of
proportionality constraints
11:50–12:10	Alfonso Miranda	Dynamic probit models for panel data
12:10–12:30	Ian White		Meta-analysis with missing
12:30–12:50	Tommaso Nannicini	A simulation-based sensitivity
for matching estimators
12:50–14:00	Lunch
14:00–14:20	Shuk-Li Man & Hannah Evans	The advantages of
using macros with loops
14:20–14:40	Carlo Fiorio	Regression-based inequality
14:40–15:00	Nigel Rice		Non-response and attrition in
panel data: applications to health
15:00-15:45	Bill Rising (StataCorp)	Creating self-validating
15:45–16:15	Coffee/Tea	
16:15–17:15	Austin Nichols	Clustered standard errors in Stata
17:15	End of formal sessions. Optional adjournment to pub, followed
by dinner at restaurant (at participant’s own cost)

Tuesday 11th September 2007

Time 		Speakers	Title

09:30–10:00	Nick Cox	Quantiles, L-moments and modes:
bringing order to descriptive statistics.

10:00–11:00	Philippe Van Kerm		Extreme values and
robust analysis of distributions
11:00–11:30	Coffee/Tea
11:30–13:00	Vince Wiggins (StataCorp)	Advanced graph editing
13:00–14:00	Lunch
14:00–15:00	Kit Baum (Boston College)	Instrumental
variables: overview and advances
15:00–15:30	Tea/Coffee
15:30–16:00	Patrick Royston	A new architecture for handling
multiply-imputed data in Stata

16:00–17:15	Bill Gould (StataCorp)	Report to users & “Wishes and
17:15	Close	

Scientific organisation:

Tim Collier (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), and 
Stephen Jenkins (ISER, University of Essex)

Meeting organisation:
Timberlake Consultants

On behalf of all participants, the scientific organisers wish to
express their thanks to Timberlake Consultants for their support in
organising the meeting, and for their generous sponsorship.

Professor Stephen P. Jenkins <>
Director, Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
University of Essex, Colchester, CO4 3SQ, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1206 873374. Fax: +44 (0)1206 873151.
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