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Econometrics of Survey Data, Stratification, and Clustering

with Manuel Arellano

16 TO 19 JUNE 2021

About Manuel Arellano

Manuel Arellano (Elda, Spain 1957) has been a Professor of Economics at CEMFI in Madrid since 1991. Prior to that, he held appointments at the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics.

He is a graduate from the University of Barcelona and holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.
He has served as Editor of the Review of Economic Studies, Co-Editor of the Journal of Applied Econometrics, and Co-Chair of the World Congress of the Econometric Society.
He currently serves as a member of the ERC Scientific Council.

He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
He has been President of the Econometric Society (2014), President of the European Economic Association (2013), and President of the Spanish Economic Association (2003).

He has published many research papers on topics in econometrics and labour economics, in particular on the analysis of panel data, being named a Clarivate Citation Laureate in Economics (2018).
He is the author of Panel Data Econometrics (Oxford University Press 2003). He has received the Rey Jaime I Prize in Economics (2012).

About the course

The 17th Edition of the NIPE Summer School in Econometrics will run between June 16 to June 19, 2021. “Econometrics of Survey Data, Stratification, and Clustering” is the selected topic for this edition, and the course will be taught by Manuel Arellano, from the Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI) – Madrid.

Stratification and clustering are central themes in survey methodology, but in reinterpreted form they are also important for other types of data sets, such as administrative records, group-level and spatial data, experimental data, and subjective expectations. The course will review established methods in the econometrics of stratification and clustering, together with some recent advances in the analysis of clustered and panel survey data sets.

Given the heterogeneous epidemiological circumstances across countries, and the uncertainty associated with it, this year our course will be online.

The course has a duration of approximately 20hours and runs over 3 days 16, 17, and 18 June morning and afternoon (9am-5pm [BST], with time to chat with the instructor, and breaks for coffee and lunch). On the 19th of June, Professor Manuel Arellano will give a seminar in the morning.

We look forward to welcoming you in Braga!


Priscila Ferreira

E-mail: priscila@eeg.uminho.pt
Phone: +351 253 601 938


Susana Figueiredo

E-mail: nipe@eeg.uminho.pt
Phone: +351 253 604 518

Registration and Fees

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Early registration: January 20th – May 14th, 2021
Late registration: May 15th – June 5th, 2021

Early registration: 475€ Late registration: 525€
Students* (PhD, Master) early registration: 400€ Students* (PhD, Master) late registration: 450€

* Students need to provide a letter from their advisor confirming their student status
* The registration fee includes the course materials

Cancelation fee: 50€, only until 27th May, 2021

Pratical Information

The summer school will take place at the School of Economics and Management, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. EEG-UMinho was founded on 10 March 1982. It is an organic unit of education, research and interaction with society.

It focus on activities ranging from the sciences of economics to business administration and political science and international relations, and other related areas. It offers 8 Bachelor Programmes, 14 Master Programmes and 5 PhD Programmes, accounting for approximately 2500 students. The School is widely recognised for the quality of its research: it integrates 2 Research Units, one of which achieved a maximum rating of “Excellent” by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).

The closest airport to Braga is Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, in Porto, which stands some 45 Km away from Braga. For GPS users, the coordinates to UMinho are (according to Google Earth): 41°33’41.00″N and 8°23’54.45″W.

The easiest way to get to Braga is by using the “get Bus”, which does daily transfers from the Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport to Braga.

Note that as an alternative, you can take the subway, Line Violeta to Campanhã Station [about 33 minutes, between 6am and 1:30am]. From there you should get the train to Braga. Information on train prices and timetables can be found in the CP website. Braga train station is 5 minutes walking distance from the city centre.

From Porto airport to Braga participants can also:

  • rent a car
  • take a taxi
  • a bus service is also available from downtown Porto (Rua Alfredo Magalhaes)

We have negotiated rates with several hotels in Braga.

In order to benefit from these special prices, participants should analyse the table below and contact the hotels directly and book the room until May 15th, mentioning that they are attending NIPE’s Summer School at the University of Minho.

Hotel Name Single Double Location Notes
Hotel Meliã***** €81 € 91 Near University (5 min walking distance) Including breakfast.
Albergaria Bracara Augusta**** € 69 € 89 City centre Including breakfast. Parking only available in the evening.
Hotel Dona Sofia*** € 43 € 55 City centre Including breakfast.
Hotel do Bom Jesus**** (Hotel do Parque, Hotel do Elevador and Hotel do Templo) € 56 € 68 Bom Jesus Mountain (10 min by car) Including breakfast. Tourist tax 1.50€, per day.
Hotel do Lago and Hotel João Paulo II *** € 39 € 46 Bom Jesus Mountain (10 min by car) Including breakfast. Tourist tax 1.50€, per day.
B&B Hotel Braga Lamaçães *** €- €- Near University (10 min walking distance) 10% discount on all the prices marked on their website. In order to benefit from this discount, participants should mention that they are attending NIPE’s Summer School.
Hotel Senhora-a-Branca*** € 36 € 50 City centre Including breakfast. Tourist tax 1.50€, per day.
Basic Braga by Axis*** € 35 € 45 Braga train station (buses running to and from the university of Minho every 15 minutes). 45 € for a twin bedroom and 65 € for a triple bedroom (including breakfast). In order to benefit from this discount, participants should mention that they are attending a NIPE’s Summer School. Tourist tax 1.50€ per day. Reservations:reservas@basichotelbraga.com
Mercure Braga Centro € 69 € 78 City centre Including breakfast. Tourist tax 1.50€, per day.
Old City Guest House € – €- City centre 10% discount on all the prices marked on their website
In order to benefit from this discount, participants should mention that they are attending NIPE’s Summer School

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