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Stata Conference
Stata Conference
When July 30–31, 2015
Where Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio
(614) 463-1234
Who Stata developers
You and Stata users from around the world
Cost $195 two-day, $75 student
$125 one-day, $50 student
$55 dinner at Due Amici (optional)
Register now

Come join us in Columbus, home to the state capital of Ohio and Ohio State University, for two days of networking and Stata exploration. The conference includes, in addition to user contributions, presentations by StataCorp developers on new Stata 14 features.

View the program below, and don't miss this opportunity to connect with fellow researchers as well as developers who wrote Stata 14!


Thursday, July 30


Registration and continental breakfast




Session 1

midasinla: midas goes Bayesian via R-INLA
Ben Adarkwa Dwamena
University of Michigan Medical School

Estimating treatment effects for ordered outcomes using maximum simulated likelihood
Christian Gregory
Economic Research Service, USDA

Linear dynamic panel-data estimation using maximum likelihood and structural equation modeling
Richard Williams
Department of Sociology, University of Notre Dame
Paul Allison
Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
Enrique Moral Benito
Banco de Espana Madrid




Session 2

15 years a consultant
Phil Ender
UCLA Statistical Consulting Group (Ret)

Robust inference in regression-discontinuity designs
Matias Cattaneo
University of Michigan
Sebastian Calonico
University of Michigan
Rocio Titiunik
University of Michigan




Session 3

Estimation in panel data with individual effects and AR(p) remainder disturbances
Long Liu
Department of Economics, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Item response theory models in Stata
Rebecca Pope
Health Econometrician, StataCorp




Session 4

Meta-analysis on the effects of interviewer supportiveness on the accuracy of children's reports
Christine Wells
Statistical Consulting Group, UCLA
Karen Saywitz, PhD
Rakel Larson, MA
University of California, Riverside
Sue Hobbs, PhD
University of California, Davis

tetrad: A program for confirmatory tetrad analysis
Shawn Bauldry
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Kenneth Bollen
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Postestimation parameter recentering and rescaling
Douglas Hemken
Social Science Computing Cooperative, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Friday, July 31


Continental breakfast


Session 5

Statistical process control charts
Barbara Williams
Virginia Mason Medical Center

Data workflows with Stata and Python
Stephen Childs
Education Policy Research Initiative, University of Ottawa
Dejan Pavlic
Education Policy Research Initiative, University of Ottawa

Distribution-free estimation of heteroskedastic binary response models in Stata
Jason Blevins
Department of Economics, The Ohio State University
Shakeeb Khan
Duke University




Session 6

A comparison of modeling scales in flexible parametric models
Noori Akhtar-Danesh
McMaster University

Estimating Markov-switching regression models in Stata
Ashish Rajbhandari
Senior Econometrician, StataCorp




Session 7

Between and beyond: Irregular series, interpolation, variograms, and smoothing
Nicholas Cox
Department of Geography, Durham University

Public program sensitivity: Using ROC curves to characterize classification efficiency of state Medicaid systems
Lisa Frazier
John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University

Small-sample inference for linear mixed-effects models
Xiao Yang
Senior Statistician and Software Developer, StataCorp




Session 8

Development of a project-based statistics course for applied biostatistics using Stata
Frank Snyder
Purdue University

Brewing color schemes in Stata: Making it easier for end users to customize Stata graphs
William Buchanan
Mississippi Department of Education

Colombian industrial structure behavior and its regions between 1974 and 2005
Luis Fernando Lopez Pineda
Chamber of Commerce of Cartagena


Wishes and grumbles

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Come early, stay late

Take time to enjoy yourself in Columbus, and don't forget to visit The Ohio State University. Interested in food and fun? The conference hotel is within steps of the Arena District, Huntington Park, and the popular Short North Arts and Entertainment District. Columbus is a great city with plenty to do and see.


An optional dinner at Due Amici will be held Thursday evening at 6:30, July 30, and all users are welcome. Seating is limited, so please register now.


View nearby hotels.

See you in Columbus!

Scientific committee

Stanley Lemeshow
(chair of review team)
Ohio State University
Timothy R. Sahr (coordinator)
Ohio Colleges of Medicine
Government Resource Center
Applied Research
Marcus Berzofsky
RTI, International
Survey Research
Christopher Browning
Ohio State University
Anand Desai
Ohio State University
Public Policy
Christopher Holloman
Ohio State University
Bo Lu
Ohio State University
Eric Seiber
Ohio State University
Health Economics






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