Future of data analytics to be crunched at NUI Galway

23 May 2011115 Views

The burgeoning field of analytics and how organisations make practical use of data sets will be analysed in June at NUI Galway.

The J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at NUI Galway will host a three-day intensive course entitled Topics in Microeconometrics. The conference will run from 1-3 June in Áras Moyola, NUI Galway.

The keynote speaker for the event is Prof William Greene, professor of economics and Toyota Motor Corp professor, the Stern School of Business at New York University. Greene’s work is at the forefront of knowledge in this field.

This course will introduce the conference delegates to methods and models used to analyse cross-section and panel data. It will show the change from the linear regression model to specifications for binary and censored data, ordered choices, count data and multinomial choices. The discussion will present basic models for cross-section data then introduce theory and methods for extensions to panel data and stated choice experiments.

Frontier techniques in econometrics

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The primary objective of the conference is to provide intensive instruction on frontier techniques in econometrics used in the analysis of cross section and panel data.

The conference will include about 10 morning classroom meetings. In the afternoon of each day, there will be hands-on analysis using ‘live’ data sets and a familiar computer package.

Speaking about the upcoming conference, Dr Mary Silles, conference organiser and lecturer in economics at NUI Galway, said: “Econometrics is central to the production of research in all domains of applied research relevant to public policy. This conference demonstrates the university’s capacity to lead a programme of training in econometrics at the highest international level.”

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years

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