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Analysing Panel Data

Institution: see Organisers & Acknowledgements

Program of study: International Research Workshop

Lecturer: Toben Dall Schmidt, Nisar Ahmad (SDU Sonderburg/Denmark) – tbc

Date: 06.10.2011, 14:00 – 17:30

Room: n.s.

Max. number of participants: 25

Semester periods per week: n.s.

Credit Points: 5 CP for participating in the whole IRWS

Language of instruction: English


Panel data has become popular due to their very specific structure and associated advantages. This module will introduce these basic structures and offer some first insights into the different standard estimation methods available to use panel data for analysis – the most two most common being the fixed effects models and the random effects models. In terms of advantages, the module will offer a discussion of the properties of panel data in allowing for unobservable heterogeneity, but it will also point to some of the caveats of using panel data, e.g. attrition problem in survey data. A final issue in the module will be testing procedures to allow for a selection between different estimation methods for panel data. The module will therefore offer a basic introduction into the essence of panel data analysis.

You have to register for the 5th International Research Workshop to participate in this course.

IRWS Registration Online

The system for the registration and payment procedure is available now. To register and pay for the 3rd International Research Workshop you will need to have an account for the Learning Management System (Ilias) of the Helmut-Schmidt-University. To register a new account got to:

https://iliascluster.unibw-hamburg.de/ilias3/register.php?client_id=unibw&lang=de (German)
https://iliascluster.unibw-hamburg.de/ilias3/register.php?client_id=unibw&lang=en (English)

After you have your account, login and go to “Shop”:


There you can purchase (“Kaufen”) the course “International Research Workshop”. Payment is possible by Credit Card or Direct Debit Mandate (only with a German bank account). The regular Workshop Fee is 370 Euro (including meals and accommodation at Sankelmark).  The Workshop Fee is 230 Euro without accomodation at Sankelmark (only meals are included).

After you purchased the International Research Workshop you need to join the ILIAS-course “International Research Workshop”. You can either go to Purchased Objects (”Gekaufte Objekte”) and choose the “International Research Workshop”.

Or you use the direkt link to the ILIAS-course:


Ater you joined the ILIAS-course you will have access to the content. Please complete the questionaire “Course Registration” as soon as possible.

You are welcome to forward this message and the workshop information to all who might be interested. You may also set a link to the workshop website (http://ipa.hsu-hh.de/irws/).

For any questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Simon Fietze
Christian Reichl