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.
The course FIN 604 will be offered next time in January 2022. More preliminary information on dates and location can be found in the following table. Note that the dates and locations might still change. We communicate important updates and announcements via the forum in the course's Ilias group. Please check it regularly or set an eMail alert.
|Getting to know Stata||03.01.||9am – 3pm||tbd|
|Database Manipulation||04.01.||9am – 3:30pm||tbd|
Estimation & Basic Programming Structures
|05.01.||9am – 3pm||tbd|
|Case Study||07.01.||9am – 1pm||tbd|
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. Please make sure to plan ahead, as the University-IT might be on break when the course starts.
The final grade (only pass/
There is only one exam date per semester. A second attempt at the exam is hence only possible in the respective following semester.