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SEPT 6

Introductory Meeting

You should download MIKTEX from here

Here you can see a comparison chart of TEX editors:
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_TeX_editors

As you download MIKTEX you will automatically download TexWorks but feel free to use other TEX editors of your choice

There is  a  short guide to TEXWorks available throug h the program's HELP

There are many online documents that will help you learn Latex at your own pace (by trial and error like we all did!) and this manual by Professor Doob
is one very  good example

For those of you who like traditional books some of the very best are:

The true LaTeX bible is LaTeX: A Documentation Preparation System, written by Leslie Lamport, the author of LaTeX.  There have also been three companion volumes written by members of the LaTeX Documentation Project.

LaTeX : A Documentation Preparation System
Leslie Lamport

The LaTeX Companion
Michel Goossens, Frank Mittelbach, Alexander Samarin

The LaTeX Graphics Companion
Michel Goossens, Frank Mittelbach, Sebastian Rahtz

The LaTeX Web Companion
Michel Goossens, Sebastian Rahtz

A more complete book that  goes well beyond what you will likely need in the near future is
the one by Donald Knuth (who is the original author of TeX)

The TeXbook
Donald E. Knuth

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SEPT 11

Lecture 1-  The Workflow of data analysis

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SEPT 13

Lecture 2-  Introduction to LATEX 1

Some useful links from MUN's Writing Centre about avoiding plagiarism


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SEPT 18

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SEPT 20

ECON6009 class will be changed for the lecture at 12:00 in the Bruneau Centre.

Note that it starts 30 minutes earlier than our usual meeting time

This is very important information that you will require for your MA Essays and further research work in Canada

It relates to the certificate that you will be asked to obtain in exchange for 5% of your grade for ECON 6009

You are encouraged to take careful notes during Dr. Adams' lecture

.You can download this little simple template of an article I prepared for you

These are two examples of the many guides you can find online to help you learn LATEX:

Oetiker et al 2002

and this is good too:

Doob 2002

There are a lot of them available. Just some of the ones you can find on the CTAN website are here


This is a great tool to avoid having to remember how to insert mathematical, Greek, and other special characters in latex (learn how to type my name! ;))

And more generally you might want to use something like this online math editor if you use a basic tex editor for your main typesetting

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SEPT 25

Dr. Russell Adams, PhD.
Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics
Faculties of Science and Medicine
Chair, Interdisciplinary Committee on
Ethics in Human Research
Monday, September 25th
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Room IIC 2014,
Bruneau Centre

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SEPT 27

Lecture 3- Introduction to LATEX2

Wed. Sept. 27    7:30-9:30 pm    A1046    Jim Keating (NALCOR)    NL's Offshore Oil and Gas Industry - A new Era of Exploration

Also

Friday, Sept. 29    3-4:30 pm    A1046    Alex Marland (Political Science, Memorial University)    Dumb it down, Folks! How Academics Can Change Public Policy

Here you can find information about Jabref
This is a cheatlist of latex symbols you might need to use when entering or editing BIBTEX entries
And this (including likely much more than what you really need) is a very thorough resource for dealing with BIBTEX styles


We will deal with strategies, etiquette, protocols, etc. for navigating the academic world but for now I am directing you to this cautionary tale about fake conferences  and fake journals

That was not a worry when this very good guide about how to publish in top economics journals was written but although some of the information is a bit dated, the general principles apply. 

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OCT 2

This is a link with some more information on bib styles and in particular the natbib package 

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OCT 4

Consider reading Fenn (2006)'s paper about using Bibtex Take a look at his bbl file, in case you want to borrow some of those references for your own use...

Wed, Oct. 4    7:30-9:30 pm    A1046    Burc Kayahan (Economics, Acadia University)    Economic Impacts of Cruising Tourism

Friday OCT 6th at 3:00 
Visiting Speaker : Dr. Horatio Morgan (Ryerson University)

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OCT 9

NO CLASSES

I reccommend that you take a good look at Jann's paper about texdoc (next cell) and start practicing its use with basic examples

This is a good set of hints on how to automatise your work in STATA and also to combine it with LATEX by Ben Jann, at ETH Zurich. An updated version of Jann's Stata Journal paper dealing with this technique is here

This is a link to a very good paper by Gary King on strategies for writing a paper and also about replication of previous works. He is s political scientist but his advice can be very useful to economists too

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OCT 11 

Friday, Oct. 13    3-4:30 pm    A1046    Byron Spencer (McMaster University)    What Rates of Productivity Growth Would Be Required to Offset the Effects of Population Aging?

TERM PROJECT: 2-page proposal to be submitted

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OCT 16

Lecture 4- Introduction to LATEX3

This long list of tabulation examples with estout could be very handy

How is Research Impact Measured? Live Video Conference Option Available
Various metrics are being used for measuring research impact of individual researchers, research groups and institutions. This talk discusses  commonly used metrics and databases so researchers are aware of them, know what they are intended for, their limitations and the alternatives that can be used to highlight one’s research impact. Metrics discussed will include journal impact factor, citation counts, h-index and other indices. The session will provide tips on increasing citations, publishing in Open Access journals, Google Scholar profiles and alternative methods of measuring impact. This session will be useful for all researchers, especially those who are just starting in their academic career.

Tuesday, October 17, 12 – 1 pm NST

Arts & Administration Building, A 2065
Presenter: Dr. Leonard Lye, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Note: This workshop is offered on campus, in person, but will also be available off campus as a live video conference. Dial in details will be confirmed following registration.

 

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OCT 18

Lecture 5 - Introduction to LATEX4 

Wed, Oct 18    7:30 to 9:30     IIC2000    Terry Paddon (Auditor General, NL)    The Financial Condition of NL (*TENTATIVE*  specific date to be confirmed)



Friday, Oct. 20    3-4:30 pm    A1046    Wade Locke (Economics Memorial University)    State of NL Economy: From Bad to Worse

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OCT 23

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OCT 25

Friday, Oct 27    3-4:30 pm    A1046    Doug May (Economics Memorial University)    Is the Middle Class Poorer?

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OCT 30

Some more detailed hints about marginal effects calculations in Stata
Very simple examples using margins
A nice exmaple of ordered logit postestimation (also using odd ratios)

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NOV 1

Friday, Nov. 3    3-4:30 pm    A1046    Michal Smart (University of Toronto    An estimable model of income redistribution in a federation: Musgrave meets Oates

Some of you might want to look at furtehr articles and guides about how to translate Stata output into nicely formatted tables for LaTex or Word

Some of the best works (but there are many more) are:

About estout

Jann, B. Making regression tables from stored estimates Stata Journal, 2005, 5, 288-308  

Jann, B. Making regression tables simplified Stata Journal, 2007, 7, 227-244

Gallup, J. A new system for formatting estimation tables Stata Journal, 2012, 12, 3-28

See also, in a more general sense, 

Baum, C.; M.E. Schaffer & Stillman, S.
Using Stata for Applied Research: Reviewing its Capabilities
Journal of Economic Surveys, 2011, 25, 380-394


Additionally, your ECON 6002 books (Cameron & Trivedi; Long & Freese: Baum will help you a lot to learn how to use Stata efficiently and effectively)

In particular consult

Jann, B. & Long, J. Tabulating SPost results using estout and esttab Stata Journal, 2010, 10, 46-60

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NOV 6

Richard Williams provides some of the best handouts (as you know there are many, for example these) I could find about how to use Stata to learn Econometrics here

For example, you might find this one about panel data useful

We have been looking at panel data using Stata ...

SEMINAR PAPER is due

Submit pdf, tex, bbl, and bib file. If you have used a do file for texdoc submit it too.

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NOV 8

Xueli Tang  (Deakin University, Australia) "Social Cohesion and Optimal Redistribution in Economies with Long-Run Growth." Presentation: Nov. 10, 2017
Arts & Admin A2071 3:00 pm

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NOV 13

NO CLASSES

TERM PAPER: e-mail draft of full paper

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NOV 15

SEMINAR PAPER: 10-minute presentations.

Friday, Nov 17    3-4:30 pm    A1046    Trevor Tombe (University of Calgary)    Fiscal Transfers Between Canada's Provinces: The Causes and Consequences

You must submit your ppt on Monday Wk 10 through e-email

Tri-Council
Certificate of Ethics for your 5% grade component

FRIDAYNOV 17thWe have a class at 1230 on Friday!Lectures will follow Monday schedule

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NOV 20

SEMINAR PAPER: 10-minute presentations.

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NOV 22

TERM PROJECT: presentations

10-minute presentation. You must submit your ppt file on Monday Wk 11

FRIDAYNOV 24TERM PROJECT: presentationsSeminar Room at 12:00

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NOV 27

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NOV 29

TERM PROJECT Final paper due 

Friday, Dec 1    3-4:30 pm        Scott Lynch(Economics Memorial University)    An Economy Driven by Oil. Forecasting Key Provincial Economic Indicators Using a Time Series Approach

CLASSES END

 



 

Contact me:

rmartinezesp at mun.ca

Roberto Martínez-Espiñeira

Department of Economics
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St John’s

Newfoundland and Labrador A1A 5S7
CANADA

Tel:    1-709-864-3676
FAX: 1-709-864-2094

 


 

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