Introduction to Panel Data Analysis

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198 Berkeley St (The Spot Building)
University of Melbourne


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Kathryn Ryan

T: +61 3 8344 2100

HILDA Training

A 3-day hands-on introductory course on panel data analysis will be held on 24-26 September 2018 at the University of Melbourne.

Course information

This course is designed for people who are familiar with panel data, including how to clean data and set it up for analysis, but now want to understand various statistical and econometric techniques that take full advantage of the panel nature of the data. The topics covered in the course include:

  • Longitudinal descriptive statistics, such as cross-wave correlations, conditional means and transition probabilities
  • Regression analysis, including using pooled data, or cross-sectional techniques using lagged data
  • Instrumental variables in panel data
  • Panel data regression techniques:
    • First-differences
    • Second- (and longer) differences
    • Fixed effects
    • Random effects
    • Binary response models
    • Categorical response models
    • Difference-in-differences

Data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey will be used during the course and participants will be required to apply for, and be approved to use, the General Release 16 datasets prior to the course. The course will take several published papers using the HILDA Survey data with a view to re-producing some of the estimates presented by the authors. The course will be taught in Stata.

Course instructor

The course will be presented by Professor Robert Breunig, who is a researcher at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. His primary applied research interests are in analysing individual and firm behaviour, evaluating government tax and transfer programs and analysing large data sets.


You will have used longitudinal data before and will be familiar with both Stata and regression theory. You will need to apply for, and be approved to use, HILDA General Release 16.  To apply for approval you must go through the ADA website for HILDA (link).


Registrations are now closed for the course and we are no longer able to accept requests to attend the course.

Cancellations within 5 working days prior to the start of the training will not be refunded.

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Course details

Location: 198 Berkeley Street (The Spot), University of Melbourne (lab to be advised)

Date/time: Monday 24 September to Wednesday 26 September 2018, 9.15am – 4pm

Catering: Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided

Fees (incl. GST): $880 ($580 PhD and Masters students)

Registration: Places are limited. Please register here.

Cancellations: Cancellations within 5 working days prior to the start of the training will not be refunded