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4th Portugal Stata Users Group Meeting – First Announcement & Call for Presentations

Date: Friday, 15 September 2017
Location: Economics Faculty – Porto University.

The Portuguese Stata Users Group meeting is a one-day international conference to discuss the use of Stata across a wide-ranging breadth of fields and environments.

The meeting is open to everyone. In past years, participants have travelled from around the world to attend the event. Representatives from StataCorp will also be in attendance.

Presentation topics might include:

  • Discussion of user-written Stata programs,
  • Case studies of research or teaching using Stata,
  • Discussions of data management problems,
  • Reviews of analytical issues,
  • Surveys or critiques of Stata facilities in specific fields, etc.

The meeting will include the usual “wishes and grumbles” session at which you may air your thoughts to Stata developers, and (at additional cost) the option of an informal meal at a restaurant in Porto on Thursday evening.

Scientific Organisers

Anabela Carneiro, Faculdade de Economia Universidade do Porto

Paulo Guimarães, Faculdade de Economia Universidade do Porto and Bank of Portugal

Miguel Portela, Escola de Economia e Gestão Universidade do Minho

João Cerejeira, Escola de Economia e Gestão Universidade do Minho

Presentation Submissions

Please email if you are interested in presenting, sending an abstract and indicating whether you wish to give:

  • a 20 min talk (followed by 10 min discussion),
  • a 10 min talk (followed by 5 min discussion), or
  • a longer review or tutorial (about an hour).

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 30 May 2017. The final programme and details of how to register will be announced before the end of July 2017.

Please send abstracts in plain text format, preferably without including mathematical notation. (References, if any, should be within the abstract text.) Please give a title, name and affiliation of the presenter, and abstract text of no more than approximately 300 words.

Fees & Accommodation

Cost (per participant): €15.00 (plus VAT). Students from Porto University can attend for free.

Lunches, refreshments and all meeting materials are included within the registration fees.


Timberlake Consultants, as logistics organiser, generously sponsors registration fee waivers for presentations (one fee waiver per presentation, regardless of number of authors involved). Timberlake will also pay a small fee to a presenter of a longer review or tutorial paper.

We can also assist delegates with sourcing accommodation and other general inquiries regarding traveling or staying in Porto.

To find out more and register for the meeting, please contact us by email or call us on +351 21 424 01 43.