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FIN 604 - Stata in Finance

General Information

Students wishing to take Stata in Finance must apply for a place in this course. The application process is described below. 

The topic of this course is the practical application of the statistics program “Stata” in Finance research. The course contains three major sections: How to use Stata, an introduction to the usage of the most common databases in Finance at this university, and an application example. In the first section, we will introduce project and data management with Stata. In addition, we will teach estimation techniques and programming basics. In the second section, we will show where to get access to common datasets in Finance research. In the last section, students will have the chance to apply their knowledge to a practical example.
 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Prepare students with practical methods for conducting empirical Finance research
  • Students learn how to load, manipulate, and evaluate data using Stata
  • Students learn where they can access popular databases used in Finance at the University of Mannheim


Faculty

Prof. Dr. Erik Theissen

Prof. Dr. Erik Theissen

Chair of Finance
University of Mannheim
Business School
L 9, 1-2
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-1518
Fax: +49 621 181-1519
E-mail: theissen(at)uni-mannheim.de
Stefan Scharnowski, M.Sc.

Stefan Scharnowski, M.Sc.

PhD Student
University of Mannheim
Business School
L 9, 1-2 – Room 411
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-1521
Fax: +49 621 181-1519
E-mail: scharnowski(at)uni-mannheim.de
Consultation hour(s):
by appointment
Lukas Zimmermann, M.Sc.

Lukas Zimmermann, M.Sc.

PhD Student
University of Mannheim
Business School
L 9, 1-2 – Room 507
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-1514
Fax: +49 621 181-1519
E-mail: l.zimmermann(at)uni-mannheim.de
Consultation hour(s):
by appointment

    Further Information

  • Time & Venue

    The course FIN 604 will be offered next time in January 2020. More information on dates and location can be found in the following table.

    Topic Date Time Room
    Getting to know STATA 07.01. 09:00 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 14:30 L7,3-5, 158
    Database Manipulation 08.01. 10:00 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 15:00

    L7,3-5, 158

    Estimation & Basic Programming Structures

    09.01. 10:00 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 15:00

    L7,3-5, 158

    Case Study 10.01. 09:00 - 13:00

    L7,3-5, 158

  • Language

    The course is taught in English. All materials and the exam will be in English.

  • Assessment

    The final grade (only pass/fail) will be based on a take home exam. The exam will take place directly after the course (probably Friday-Saturday).

  • Registration & Access

    For participation in class, registration for the exam in portal 2 is necessary. In addition, the registration form in Ilias (Mandatory Registration Form) needs to be completed (Please follow this link to go to the survey). The registration period will be between December 09 and December 20.

    As there is limited space in the BWL-PC-Pool, the maximum number of participants is limited to 36. Due to the given space restrictions, no extension in the number of participants is possible. In case the number of registrations exceeds the participation limit, a selection process will take place. If admission for the exam and the course is withdrawn, this will be indicated by a remark in the exam registration in portal 2. This process will be completed one day before the start of the tutorial the latest. If there will be more applicants then slots, students will be preferred that are planning to write an empirical seminar thesis in the Finance Area in the same semester.

    Students must have successfully completed one core course (FIN 5XX) from the Finance Area (Albrecht, Maug, Niessen-Ruenzi, Ruenzi, Spalt, Theissen, or Weber) in order to participate.