Econometric Resource (Consultancy).
The basic aim is to help those who have encountered some econometric
problems in the research for their thesis. In the first instance
you should consult your supervisor who may be more familiar
with empirical work in your thesis topic than
me. In some cases your supervisor may have
referred you to me. I will deal only with
econometrics but you should be prepared to explain in detail the
I am sometimes asked for help in solving some problem with a Stata or
similar problem which will not run. Unless the program is
properly constructed and commented solving such problems can be very
difficult. The problem is that the program stop at line 500 may
have been caused by the code at line 10. Break your program down
into small sections. Perhaps use a subset of your data or a small
set of simulated data. If you still have problems we may be able
to do something.
I am sometimes asked questions like "What is the best program to do ...
?" or "What is the best way to bet started with a particular program?"
or "How does one do?" or "My dataset is very large and will not
load - What can I do?". Some times there are easy answers. Some
times there are not.
If you wish to talk to me about an econometric problem please send me an email at jfrain at tcd dot ie and I will arrange a meeting. It would be useful if your email gave details of your problem.
Please note that this facility is not available for the solution of
"homework" and similar econometric exercises. If you have such
problems pleas consult your course Lecturer or Teaching Assistant as