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First Italian Stata Users Group meeting

Announcement and call for papers


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Date: Monday, October 25, 2004
Venue: Hotel Artemide
via Nazionale, 22
00184 Roma
Cost: 30,00 Euros per person, including lunch and refreshments
  See Registration and accommodations for more details.

The first Italian Stata Users Group meeting will be held on October 25, 2004 in Rome.

The objective of the meeting is to provide Stata users working in different research areas with the opportunity to exchange ideas, experiences, and information on new applications of the software.

The content of the meeting is being organized by Una–Louise Bell, (TStat S.r.l.), Rino Bellocco (Karolinska Institutet), Giovanni Capelli (Universitą degli Studi di Cassino), and Marcello Pagano (Harvard School of Public Health).

Notes on the program

The meeting will be organized into four sessions. Each session will include two presentations of approximately 30 minutes, followed by 10 to 15 minutes of discussion. The first session will be reserved for two invited speakers.

The preliminary program can be viewed below. Abstracts will be posted at a later date.

Palantine Hill

Palantine Hill
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0900 – 0930 Registration
0930 – 1100 I Session — User-written Commands and Routines

Sopravvivenza Attesa e Relativa

Vincenzo Coviello

Estimation of Average Causal Effects of Dichotomous Treatments by Propensity Score Weighting and Regression Adjustment
Maurizio Pisati

Applied Game Theory
Nicola Orsini, Debora Rizzuto e Nicola Nante
1100 – 1130 Coffee break
1130 – 1300 II Session — Exploiting the Potential of Stata 8

Meta Analysis with Stata: The Example of Drug Eluting Stents in Percutaneous Coronary Interventions
Ciro Indolfi, Maria Pavia e Italo F. Angelillo

Simple Thematic Mapping with Stata
Maurizio Pisati

Output di Stata in mark-up languages: generazione automatica di tabelle in Latex e HTML
Rosa Gini e Jacopo Pasquini

Utilizzo del software statistico STATA per il controllo dei File SIO della Regione Lazio
Tommasangelo Petitti
1300 – 1400 Lunch
1400 – 1530 III Session

Graphics in Stata 8
Vince Wiggins, StataCorp
1530 – 1545 Coffee break
1545 – 1715 IV Session — Applied Works Using Stata I

Temporary Work Agencies in Italy: A Spring Board Towards Permanent Employment?
Andrea Ichino, Fabrizia Mealli e Tommaso Nannicini

Estimation, Inference and Monte Carlo Analysis in Dynamic Panel Data Models with a Small Number of Individuals
Giovanni S.F. Bruno

Analysis of Breast Cancer Survival Data with Missing Information on the Stage of the Disease and the Cause of Death
Rino Bellocco and Nicola Orsini

1715 – 1845 V Session — Applied Works Using Stata II

What Kind of Relationship Between Firm Size and Innovation? The Case of Lazio's High Tech Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises?
A. Federici, L. Mercuri e B. Bedusa

Gli incidenti stradali dopo l'introduzione della patente a punti: analisi della serie temporale dei feriti
Alessio Pitidis, Giulia Viola, Marco Giustini

L'interpretazione del tasso regionale di irregolaritą del lavoro come proxy dell'economia sommersa in Italia: modelli statistici e stimatori panel
G. Alleva e F. Pericolini

Submission information

The organizing committee welcomes abstracts on based on

  • the development of new commands or procedures currently unavailable in Stata 8;
  • the use of Stata in previously unpublished empirical research;
  • other applications of Stata for the solution of problems of general interest; for example, data management.

Abstracts should be sent by email to statausers@tstat.it by June 30, 2004. Please include the authors' names and affiliations and contact details of the presenting author, including name, email address, and telephone number.

A preliminary selection will be made by the scientific committee, on the basis of submitted abstracts, by July 17. Preliminary drafts of the accepted contributions are to be submitted by August 16 and the final version by September 30.

Registration and accommodations

The cost to attend is 30,00 Euros. This fee covers lunch and refreshments. An optional dinner, at extra cost, will be held on Monday evening at a restaurant to be named at a later date.

The meeting is being organized by TStat S.r.l (www.tstat.it), the certified distributor of Stata in Italy.

For further information on registration and assistance with accommodations, please contact Lorena Romeo at Tstat:

Lorena Romeo
Tstat S.r.l.
via Baden Powell, 8
67039 Sulmona AQ

Tel: +39-0864-210101
Fax: +39-0864-206014
Email: lorena@tstat.it

The conference venue is

Hotel Artemide
via Nazionale, 22
00184 Roma

We look forward to seeing you in Italy on October 25th.


The Italian Stata Users Group Meeting Organizing Committee
Una–Louise Bell
TStat S.r.l
Rino Bellocco
Karolinska Institutet
Giovanni Capelli
Università degli Studi di Cassino
Marcello Pagano
Harvard School of Public Health





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