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2007 German Stata Users Group meeting

Program announcement

The fifth German Stata Users Group meeting will be held at the RWI Essen (Rheinisch Westfälisches Institut, http://www.rwi-essen.de) on Monday, April 2, 2007. Anyone interested in Stata is invited to attend.

The meeting will feature user presentations on a broad range of topics, such as Stata programming, data management, graphics, and statistical analysis. Topics include

  • user-written Stata programs,
  • case studies of research or teaching using Stata,
  • discussions of data management problems,
  • reviews of analytical issues, and
  • surveys or critiques of Stata facilities in specific fields.

The conference language will be English because of the international nature of the meeting and the participation of non-German guest speakers.


8:30–9:00 Reception
9:00–9:10 Welcome
Kit Baum, baum@bc.edu
Boston College Economics
Ben Jann, ben.jann@gmail.com
ETH Zurich
10:30–10:45 Coffee
Maarten L. Buis, m.buis@fsw.vu.nl
Vrije Universitat Amsterdam
Anika Buchholz
University of Freiburg
Willi Sauerbrei
University Medical Center Freiburg
Patric Royston
MRC Clinical Trials Unit, London
Matthias Sinning, sinning@rwi-essen.de
Markus Hahn, hahn@rwi-essen.de
RWI Essen, University of Bochum
12:15–13:15 Lunch
Julian A. Fennema, j.a.fennema@hw.ac.uk
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Andreas Peichl, a.peichl@uni-koeln.de
University of Cologne
Philippe Van Kerm, philippe.vankerm@ceps.lu
CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg
14:45–15:00 Coffee
Markus Hahn, hahn@rwi-essen.de
RWI Essen and University of Bochum
John P. Haisken-DeNew, jhaiskendenew@rwi-essen.de
RWI Essen
Bojan Todosijevic, b.todosijevic@utwente.nl
University of Twente
16:15–16:30 Coffee
Peter Jacobebbinghaus, peter.jacobebbinghaus@iab.de
Report to users
Bill Rising, brising@stata.com
Wishes and grumbles

See http://www.stata.com/meeting/proceedings.html for the proceedings of other Stata Users Group meetings.

Monday, April 2, 2007
Venue: RWI Essen
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel: +49-201-8149-280
Fax: +49-201-8149-236
Cost: €25, regular
€10, student
€20, optional meal

Photo: Essen
Entrance to Isenburg in Essen, Germany


You can enroll by contacting Anke Mrosek (anke.mrosek@dpc.de) by email or by writing, phoning, or faxing

Anke Mrosek
Dittrich & Partner Consulting GmbH
Kieler Str. 17
42697 Solingen

Tel: +49 (0) 212 260 66-24
Fax:+49 (0) 212 260 66-66

Accommodations and fees

Participants travel at their own expense. There will be a small conference fee (regular €25, students €10) to cover costs for coffee, tea, and luncheons. There will also be an optional informal meal at a restaurant in Essen on Monday evening for an additional cost of €20.

Hotel: Hotel Mercure Plaza Essen
(2-minute walk to RWI Essen)
Bismarkstr. 48-50
45128 Essen
Tel: +49-201-87858-0
Fax: +49-201-87858-700

There is a contingent of 30 rooms:

Mention “RWI Essen” when making your reservation. Please contact the Mercure directly for more information.

For a map, click here.

Alternate Hotel: Sheraton Essen Hotel
Huyssenallee 55
Essen 45128
Tel: +49-201-10070

For those wishing to make other arrangements for (upscale) hotels, there is the Sheraton Hotel, which is also a 2-minute walk to the RWI Essen. (This is the same hotel where the American soccer team stayed during the World Cup.) Please contact the Sheraton directly for cost/reservation information.

For a map, click here.


The academic program of the meeting is being organized by

Johannes Giesecke, University of Mannheim

John P. Haisken-DeNew, RWI Essen

Ulrich Kohler, WZB

The logistics are being organized by Dittrich and Partner (http://www.dpc.de), the distributor of Stata in several countries, including Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, and Poland.





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