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Regional Training Course (Summer School) on Applied Econometric Analysis 2019 Featured

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The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in collaboration with its partner institution based in Central Asia - Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) - held a Regional Training Course (Summer School) on Applied Econometric Analysis from June 10 – 21, 2019, for the fifth consecutive year. This two-week training course for young researchers from the region took place at WIUT in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. More than 20 participants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan participated in the training. Participants were selected on a competitive basis based on their interest and background in applied research, as well as their knowledge and skill level in quantitative methods.

Day 1 - June 10

Day 2 - June 11 

  • Looping and useful shortcuts in Stata, Kakhramon Yusupov (WIUT)
  • Drawing graphs and maps in Stata, Kakhramon Yusupov (WIUT)
  • Review of probability (Random variables and probability distributions; Expected values, mean, and variance; Joint and marginal distributions; Conditional distributions; Covariance and correlation), Farrukh Ataev (WIUT)
  • Review of probability (cont.), Farrukh Ataev (WIUT)

Day 3 - June 12 

Day 4 - June 13 

Day 5 - June 14 

Additional Reading and Related Materials:

Cassidy, J. (2013). The Reinhart and Rogoff Controversy: A Summing Up. The New Yorker. Available from

Imbens, G. and Rubin, D., ed. Causal Inference for Statistics, Social, and Biomedical Sciences An Introduction. New York: Cambridge University Press, 31-42. Available from,+Causal+Inference,+Part+I,+Chapter+3,+November+25,+2009&ots=jd-Ecc-NzB&sig=_5Wj7ce83aov0VCMnO7DKCGZy-k&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false 

Day 6 - June 17 

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