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Dates: July 18–19, 2013
Venue: Hyatt French Quarter New Orleans
800 Iberville Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
Cost: $195 regular; $75 student
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The Stata Conference is enjoyable and rewarding for Stata users at all levels and from all disciplines. This year’s program will consist of presentations by users and StataCorp developers. In addition, the program will include the ever-popular “Wishes and grumbles” session, in which users have an opportunity to share their comments and suggestions directly with developers from StataCorp.

Attending from StataCorp are Bill Gould, Head of Development; Jeff Pitblado, Director of Statistical Software; and Yulia Marchenko, Director of Biostatistics.


Thursday, July 18

8:00–8:50 Registration and continental breakfast
8:50–9:00 Welcome and introduction
9:00–10:20 Session 1: Econometric issues
Max Löffler
IZA and University of Cologne
20 minutes
Carlos Gradín
Universidade de Vigo and EQUALITAS
20 minutes
Soufiane Khoudmi
Benoit Mulkay
University of Montpellier
20 minutes
10:20–10:45 Coffee break
10:45–12:00 Session 2: Time series and missing data
Christopher F. Baum
Boston College and DIW Berlin
Mark E. Schaffer
Heriot–Watt University
25 minutes
Sylvia Beatriz Guillermo Peón
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
Martin Rodriguez Brindis
Universidad La Salle
15 minutes
Rose Anne Medeiros
Rice University
20 minutes
12:00–1:00 Lunch
1:00–2:45 Session 3: Estimation and simulation
Rob Woodruff
Battelle Memorial Institute
15 minutes
Joerg Luedicke
Yale University and University of Florida
15 minutes
Randall Campbell
Mississippi State University
R. Carter Hill
Louisiana State University
15 minutes
Yulia Marchenko
Director of Biostatistics, StataCorp
35 minutes
2:45–3:05 Coffee break
3:05–3:50 Session 4: Teaching applications
Rodrigo Taborda
Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
15 minutes
Richard Ball
Norm Medeiros
Haverford College
20 minutes
3:50–4:10 Coffee break
4:10–5:10 Report to users

Friday, July 19

8:00–9:00 Registration and continental breakfast
9:00–10:20 Session 5: Numerical methods and computing
Choonjoo Lee
Korea National Defense University
20 minutes
George Vega
Chilean Pension Supervisor
15 minutes
Joseph Canner
Eric Schneider
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
15 minutes
James Fiedler
Universities Space Research Association
15 minutes
10:20–10:40 Coffee break
10:40–11:30 Session 6: Biometrics
Phil Ender
UCLA Statistical Consulting Group
25 minutes
Allison Dunning
Sean Collins
Dan Fitzgerald
Sandra H. Rua
Weill Cornell Medical College
15 minutes
11:30–12:30 Lunch
12:30–1:10 Session 7: Graphing and mapping
Seth Lirette
University of Mississippi Medical Center
15 minutes
Timothy Brophy
University of Cape Town
15 minutes
1:10–1:30 Coffee break
1:30–2:40 Session 8: Estimation
Michael Barker
Georgetown University
20 minutes
Jeff Pitblado
Director of Statistical Software, StataCorp
35 minutes
2:40–3:00 Coffee break
3:00–4:00 Wishes and grumbles


Online registration is now open.

Join us for a traditional Creole dinner at New Orleans's second oldest restaurant, Tujague's. You will enjoy a four-course dinner in the heart of the French Quarter while you network with other Stata users. The dinner will be held Thursday evening, July 18, at 6:30 pm. Dinner registration is full. If you have any questions or special needs (vegetarian, handicapped, etc.), contact Nathan Bishop.


Rooms at the Hyatt French Quarter New Orleans are available at the discounted rate of $139 per night. For reservations, call 1-888-591-1234 and identify yourself as a guest with the group StataCorp, or reserve online. Make your reservation by June 19, 2013, to receive the discounted rate.

Hotel details

Hyatt French Quarter New Orleans
800 Iberville Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

Tel: 1-888-591-1234
Reserve online

Come early, stay late


Take time to enjoy yourself in New Orleans. The conference hotel is within steps of all the jazz, lights, and eats of Bourbon Street, so while you come to indulge in all things Stata, don't forget to do it Big Easy style. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

New Orleans official tourism site

New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Big Easy Guide to Fine Dining

Scientific committee

Logistics organizer

Nathan Bishop
Customer Relationship Manager
StataCorp LP





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