Webinars and courses

Free Webinars

The Centre for Econometric Analysis (CEA) offer a series of free webinars, led by CEA research fellow Dr Elisabetta Pellini, that a great way to get started with econometrics and the software Stata. The webinars offer an overview of the available Stata commands for data management, data analysis and econometric modelling, and are being introduced in a hands-on approach via Zoom.

A Tour of Stata

Date and time:

  • Tuesday 2nd November 2021, 13:00 – 14:00 (UK time)

In this free webinar we will introduce you to Stata, a powerful statistical software for data science and econometrics.

The webinar will get you started with Stata and in particular will show how to:

  • Interact with Stata via the Graphical User Interface
  • Load data and perform simple data management operations
  • Write Stata commands in the Command Window
  • Create and execute .do files to save and reproduce your work.

Throughout the session you will be able to interact with the webinar leader to ask questions and clarify doubts.

Data Analysis and Visualisation using Stata

Date and time:

  • Tuesday 9th November 2021, 13:00 – 14:00 (UK time)

In this free webinar we will show you how to use Stata to analyse economic and financial data.

The webinar will gently introduce you to the software with a series of practical exercises.

The webinar covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Stata
  • Data management operations
  • Creating and customising graphs to visualise data
  • Creating and interpreting descriptive statistics to understand the features of data.

Throughout the session you will be able to interact with the webinar leader to ask questions and clarify doubts.

Linear Regression Analysis using Stata

Date and time:

  • Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 13:00 – 14:00 (UK time)

In this webinar we will show you how to use Stata to build and estimate linear regressions to model relationships between economic/financial variables.

The webinar requires some preliminary knowledge of the software, which participants can acquire attending Data Analysis and Visualisation using Stata.

The webinar covers the following topics:

  • Estimating linear regression models
  • How to conduct diagnostic tests and graphical analysis of regression to check the robustness of your model
  • How to use statistical tests to make inference.

Throughout the session you will be able to interact with the webinar leader to ask questions and clarify doubts.

Financial Econometrics using Stata

Date and time:

  • Tuesday 14th December 2021, 13:00 – 14:00 (UK time)

In this webinar we will show you how to use Stata to analyse the features of financial time series and to estimate ARMA and volatility models.

The webinar requires some preliminary knowledge of the software, which participants can acquire attending the Webinars A Tour of Stata and Data Analysis and Visualisation using Stata.

The webinar covers the following topics:

  • Analysing the features of financial time series data: autocorrelation and volatility clustering, stationarity
  • Estimating univariate time series models (AR, MA, ARMA)
  • Forecasting with ARMA models
  • Fitting univariate GARCH models.

Throughout the session you will be able to interact with the webinar leader to ask questions and clarify doubts.

Online short courses

Our online short courses are taught via Zoom by CEA fellows and industry experts and are designed for researchers and financial industry professionals who want to learn or have a deeper understanding of the most topical issues in finance, financial econometrics and machine learning applied to finance.

We offer rigours and interactive training that mix theory and practical applications with econometric and data science software like Stata, Python, or Matlab. You will be encouraged to practice assignments and will be given feedback on your progress.

Introduction to Machine Learning and Data Science for Finance

2nd November 2021 - 25th November 2021, Tuesdays and Thursdays 18:00-19:30 GMT

Dr Jan Novotny, Nomura, London, UK and CEA, London, UK)

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Measuring Systemic Risk

25th - 26th November 2021, 13:00-17:00 GMT

Professor Giovanni Urga, CEA, Bayes Business School, London, UK

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Financial Modelling and Forecasting

12th - 13th July 2021, 13:00-17:00 BST

Professor Giovanni Urga, CEA, Bayes Business School, London, UK

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Cleaning Large Dataset in Stata with Applications to Asset Pricing

23rd July 2021, 13:00-17:00 BST

Soon Leong Bayes Business School, London, UK

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Quantum Machine Learning in Finance

1st February – 22nd March 2022, every Tuesday 18:30 – 20.30 (UK time)

Dr Jan Novotny, Nomura, London, UK and CEA, Bayes Business School, London, UK and Dr Jansen Zhikuan Zhao, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

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Factor Investing

11th - 12th September 2021,15:00-19:00 BST

Dr Simona Boffelli, Eurizon, Milan, Italy and CEA, London, UK

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Panel Data for Finance and Banking

16th - 17th September 2021, 13:00-17:00 GMT

Dr Elisabetta Pellini, CEA, London, UK and Professor Giovanni Urga, CEA, Bayes Business School, London, UK

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