Pre-conference: Panel data econometrics: how to perform your analysis with R

Wednesday 10 November, 09:00 - 12:40

Organised by:

EUPHA Public health economics section


Public health professionals in all levels, from local to international, have to analyse data for several purposes such as health planning, health policies/interventions' assessments or research. Throughout all levels, analysing different regions throughout time is a quite common need and this means performing panel data analysis. Despite the great diversity of software available, R is increasingly the preferable option, as a free software with constant updates on packages and tools. To use R for panel data analysis is the basis for this pre-conference, by applying econometric techniques and using a "hands-on" approach. Thus, the main goals of this pre-conference are (1) to present and discuss different approaches of analysing panel data on public health / health economics settings and (2) to have a “hands-on approach” by using R and performing panel data analysis.


09:00 – 09:15
Welcome and opening - João Vasco Santos, President EUPHA Public health economics section
Speakers: Yves Croissant and Giovanni Millo

Introduction to panel data econometrics and “plm” package
Panel data structure and transformation

Model estimation – pooled OLS, fixed-effects and random-effects

10:45 – 11:00
Coffee break

11:00 - 11:30
Testing data and error component models

Model estimation – dynamic panel data models, instrumental variables estimators and GMM

12:30 – 12:40
Wrap up and key messages
João Vasco Santos, President EUPHA Public health economics section

Registration fee

The registration fee is € 50 (inclusive of VAT). Pre-conferences can  be added to your registration after you have already registered. You can do so by logging into your account and updating your registration. You will receive an adjusted invoice by email. You can also register for the pre-conference only.