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M SEPT-


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W SEPT-5

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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M SEPT-10

Lecture 1-  The Workflow of data analysis

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W SEPT-12

Lecture 2-  Introduction to LATEX 1

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


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M SEPT-17

2

W SEPT-19 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...

Natural Resources Canada (poster

presentation


.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

3

M SEPT-24 Link to  

TCPS 2: CORE  certificate test


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W SEPT-26

Lecture 3- Introduction to LATEX2

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. 

4

M OCT-1

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

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W OCT-3

5

M OCT-8

NO CLASS

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

5

W OCT-10 2-page TERM PROJECT proposal to be submitted

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M OCT-15

Lecture 4- Introduction to LATEX3

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

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W OCT-17

Lecture 5 - Introduction to LATEX4 

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M OCT-22

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W OCT-24

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M OCT-29

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)

8

W OCT-31

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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M NOV-5

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 ...

TERM PAPER: e-mail draft of full paper

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

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W NOV-7

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M NOV-12

NO CLASSES

SEMINAR PAPER is due

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

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W NOV-14

SEMINAR PAPER: 10-minute presentations


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

10FridayNOV-16SEMINAR PAPER: 10-minute presentations
11MNOV-19

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

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W NOV-21


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M NOV-26

ppt for term project presentations to be emailed in

TuesdayNOV 27TERM PROJECT: presentationsTuesday at 330 in ECON6002 classroom
12WNOV-28TERM PROJECT: presentationsSeminar Room at 12:00TERM PROJECT Final paper due


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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