Date / Time

9:00 am 21/02/2019 -

1:30 pm 21/02/2019


Seminar Room


Telethon Kids Institute, Roberts Road, Subiaco WA, Australia

Telethon Kids Institute, Roberts Road, Subiaco WA, Australia


With heightened incentives for collecting and using data to make informed decisions in government policy and the private sector, researchers require more advanced and robust estimation techniques in this new data environment. These workshops will cover the essential methodologies for the evaluation of causal impacts using various data-sources, including examples from administrative data, data from social networks and digital learning environments, and data generated from medical technologies. All techniques will be applied using STATA software. Previous experience using STATA is not required. Participants will leave with knowledge of several applied econometric techniques as they relate to their current research interests and with some familiarity with STATA applications.

Jacob Kirksey is a PhD candidate in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education and a Graduate Research Fellow with the National Science Foundation. He is a visiting fellow at Telethon Kids Institute (February and March) to work with the Life Course Centre. Jacob’s research examines unintended consequences in educational policy as well as how policy affects special populations in K-12 schooling. Trained as an economist, Jacob uses quasi-experimental methods with large, secondary datasets. As an instructor, Jacob seeks to help practitioners and policymakers use and interpret data in their decision-making.

Program Outline
9:00-10:30am:        Fixed effects models
10:30-10:45am:      Break
10:45am-12:00pm: Difference-in-difference models (1)
12:00-12:15pm:      Break
12:15-1:30pm:        Difference-in-difference models (2)