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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

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
Web: Personal Website
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3755-1821
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 2021. More preliminary information on dates and location can be found in the following table. Note that the dates and locations might still change.

    Topic Date Time Room
    Getting to know STATA 04.01. tba BWL-ZOOM
    Database Manipulation 05.01. tba BWL-ZOOM

    Estimation & Basic Programming Structures

    07.01. tba BWL-ZOOM
    Case Study 08.01. tba BWL-ZOOM

    Every participant has to make sure to have a working version of Stata installed on their own computer. Stata can be obtained at the University-IT.

  • 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 to Saturday).

    The second term exam for the FSS 2020 will take place on Monday, September 21 at 13:00.

  • Registration & Access

    For participation in class, registration is necessary. To do so, please complete the registration form in Ilias (Mandatory Registration Form). To participate in the exam, in addition registration for the exam in portal 2 is necessary. The registration period differs from the one for regular classes. Registration will probably be start November or December 2020. We will post all relevant information on this website.

    We reserve to limit to number of participants in case of high demand. 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. In case there should be any limitation, students will be preferred that are planning to write an empirical seminar thesis in the Finance Area in the same semester.