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st: 2010 German Stata Users Group Meeting - 2nd Call for Paper

From   Johannes Giesecke <>
Subject   st: 2010 German Stata Users Group Meeting - 2nd Call for Paper
Date   Thu, 01 Apr 2010 23:55:03 +0200

2010 German Stata Users Group Meeting


Organizers: J. Giesecke, M. Groß, U. Kohler
Place: Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (Humboldt University)
Date: June 25, 2010

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2010

Participants who do not present should just write an email to Anke Mrosek (

About the Conference

The eighth German Stata Users Group meeting will be held at Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences on Friday, June 25, 2010. Anyone interested in Stata is invited to attend.

We are very delighted that Sophia Rabe-Hesketh and Barbara Sianesi have accepted our invitation to attend the meeting as guest speakers. Sophia Rabe-Hesketh is the leading developer of GLLAMM, the Stata module for generalized linear latent and mixed models. She will give a talk on “Biometrical modeling of twin and family data in Stata”. Barbara Sianesi is the developer of psmatch2, the Stata module for propensity score matching. Her talk is entitled "An introduction to matching methods for causal inference and their implementation in Stata".

Moreover, Bill Gould (president) and David Drukker (head of econometrics) from Stata Corp. will be present.

We still seek presentations on topics that include

o userwritten Stata programs,
o case studies of research or teaching using Stata,
o discussions of data management problems,
o reviews of analytical issues, and
o 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. (See for the proceedings of other user group meetings.)


If you are interested in presenting a paper, please send an abstract by email to one of the scientific organizers. The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2010. Please keep your presentation to 20 minutes or shorter.

Registration and accommodations

Please travel at your own expense. The conference fee will be 35 Euro (Students 15 Euro) to cover costs for coffee, teas, and luncheons. There will also be an optional informal meal at a restaurant in Berlin on Friday evening at additional cost.

You can enroll by contacting Anke Mrosek ( by email or by writing, phoning, or faxing

Anke Mrosek
Dittrich & Partner Consulting GmbH
Prinzenstraße 2
42697 Solingen
Tel: +49 (0) 212 260 66 24
Fax:+49 (0) 212 260 66 66

Scientific Organizers

The academic program of the meeting is being organized by Johannes Giesecke (, Martin Groß ( and Ulrich Kohler (

Logistics organizers

The logistics are being organized by Dittrich and Partner (, the distributor of Stata in several countries including Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, Czech Republic, and Hungary.


Dr. Johannes Giesecke

Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)
Bei der Präsidentin

Reichpietschufer 50
10785 Berlin

Tel: +49.30.25491.527
Fax: +49.30.25491.514


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