Spatial Data Analysis with Stata

Institution: see Organisers & Supporters

Programme of study: International Research Workshop

Lecturer: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Timo Friedel Mitze (University of Southern Denmark)

Date: see Workshop Programme

Max. number of participants: 20

Credit Points: 5 CP for participating in the whole IRWS

Language of instruction: English

Contents: In this course, participants will learn to use graphical and statistical tools to visualize and estimate models, in which spatial interaction places an important role. Besides presenting the general logic of spatial modelling approaches, a strong focus lies on illustrating the potential for applied work with these tools in the software package STATA. The module is structured as follows: After a brief introduction, different research settings in business and social sciences are outlined, which may call for the explicit use of spatial estimation techniques, for instance, in order to identify the importance of network and neighbourhood effects. This is followed by some practical applications on how to measure and visualize the degree of spatial dependence in variables. The module then introduces course participants into the field of spatial econometrics and students can work with hands-on applications on the basis of different data sets. Finally, a link to spatial panel data models will be given to close the course.

Course Tools: Please bring your laptop computer. STATA can be installed at the beginning of the IRWS. Licenses will be provided. Datasets and STATA ado-files will be provided ahead of the course and should be installed on the participants’ computers. Introductory readings will be provided to registered participants at approx. 4-6 weeks ahead of the course (see examples).

Basic requirements: Basic knowledge in econometrics; basic knowledge in STATA (e.g. online tutorial:

Exemplary Readings

  • Baltagi, B. Econometric Analysis of Panel Data. 3 rd or higher edition, Wiley.
  • LeSage, J. Pace, K. Introduction to Spatial Econometrics. CRC Press.

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