Oceania Stata Conference 2022

Oceania Stata Conference 2022

Exploring the stories in your data with Stata

Using Stata’s powerful features and integrations to tell your data story

Call for speakers

The theme for the conference the 2022 is "Exploring the stories in your data with Stata: Using Stata's powerful features and integrations to tell your data story". The Scientific Committee is seeking speakers to present their innovative use of Stata's features. Papers on these topics would be especially appreciated:

  • Use of new Stata integrations (e.g. Python, Java or H20)
  • Application of new Bayesian models
  • Complex use of tables in automated reporting
  • Advanced use of Stata's difference in difference features
  • Demonstration of choice models, lasso or multivariate meta-analysis
  • Development of user written commands

We are seeking presentations from 20-40 minutes in length discussing Stata in use or user-written commands for Stata.


Registration details

  • Place: Virtual conference hosted from Canberra
  • Date: 10 February 2022
  • Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm AEDT
  • Cost: FREE

Scientific Committee

Austin Nichols

Austin Nichols, Abt Associates

Austin Nichols (AB University of Chicago, MPP Harvard University, PhD Economics University of Michigan) has been a devoted Stata user since 1995. He has participated in Stata conferences since 2006, and served as chair of the Scientific Committee for both the 2009 US Stata Conference and the 2021 US Stata Conference. He currently is a Principal Associate at Abt Associates, a global research firm whose mission is to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide. At Abt, Dr. Nichols conducts research on disability and education policy, among other topics, using both experimental and nonexperimental designs. Prior to Abt, he worked for the DeBruce Foundation for two years on improving upward economic mobility, and at the Urban Institute for 10 years, primarily on poverty and programs and policies designed to alleviate poverty. He regularly contributes to the academic literature on taxes, health, education, labor market interventions, and methods for causal inference in both experimental and nonexperimental designs. He is Associate Editor of the Stata Journal, and his research has appeared in the American Economic Review, Research in Labor Economics, the Review of Income and Wealth, the World Bank Economic Review, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Health Economics, Health Services Research, and Circulation, among other places. A comprehensive review of demonstration evidence he co-authored is due out this fall, and an associated set of presentations is visible at https://ssa-demonstration-lessons.abtassociates.com. He co-organizes a semi-annual symposium on causal inference in Kentucky’s bourbon country described at http://pped.org/why (submissions for which are open now).

Irma Mooi-Reci

Irma Mooi-Reci, The University of Melbourne

Irma Mooi-Reci (born in Tirana, Albania) is A/PROF (Reader) in Sociology and Social Policy at the School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is Deputy Editor of the renowned journal Gender & Society, Adjunct Associate Principal Fellow of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, Convener at the Melbourne Centre for Data Science, and Lead investigator of two projects funded by the Australian Research Council.

Irma is a leading expert on labour market research and life course dynamics. She is internationally known for her work on the socio-economic consequences of employment instability, unemployment and joblessness for workers and their families. Irma's work has been recognized through various prizes, grants and visiting fellowships including visiting positions at the Nuffield College, Oxford University (2017) and University of Madison, Wisconsin in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Upcoming visiting fellowships will take her at Collegio Carlo Alberto at Univerisity of Torino in Turin, Italy (2022), and at the Federal Institute for Population Research in Wiesbaden, Germany (2022 and 2023).

Irma is a seasoned lecturer, supervisor, mentor and has led and designed various graduate and postgraduate programs. She presents her work at major international conferences and is regularly invited to participate in workshops and events. Her work has appeared in various leading journals, including Human Relations (FT-50 journal), Social Science Research, European Sociological Review, British Journal of Industrial Relations, and Social Forces. She is co-author of the award-winning book Market Research using Stata.

Robert Breunig

Robert Breunig, Australian National University

Robert Breunig is the director of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at the Crawford School of Public Policy. From 2015 to 2016 he was the Director of the Crawford School of Public Policy.

Professor Breunig is one of Australia’s leading Public Policy Economists. He has published in over 50 international academic journals in economics and public policy. Professor Breunig has made significant policy impact through a number of his research projects: the relationship between child care and women’s labour supply; the effect of immigration to Australia on the labour market prospects of Australians; the effect of switching to cash from food stamps in the U.S. food stamp program and the inter-generational transmition of disadvantage.

Professor Breunig’s research is motivated by important social policy issues and debates. His work is characterized by careful empirical study and appropriate use of statistical technique.

Professor Breunig’s research agenda has led to many partnerships with government organizations in Australia and overseas. He works regularly with the Australian Treasury, the Department of Employment, the Department of Industry, the Department of Communication and the Arts, the Productivity Commission, the Australian Bureau of Statistics as well as many other agencies. He has been a consultant to the private sector on marketing, mergers, bank competition and customer loyalty programs.

Robert Breunig particularly enjoys interaction outside of typical academic circles and takes pleasure in helping those who don’t usually use economics or statistical analysis to better understand and make use of these tools in their work. He has an extensive track record of helping the Australian public service to build research capacity which he views as a particularly important activity.

Submit an abstract to speak at OSC2022

If you have a paper that you believe fits the theme of the Oceania Stata Conference 2022, use this form to submit an abstract for consideration by the Scientific Committee.

Abstract submissions due by 10 December 2021.


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