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[Blended] GGS-Workshop: "Empirical Methods and Applications in Archival Data Research"


06.03.2023 09:00 bis 14.03.2023 12:30 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)


Room 002, Licher Strasse 68, 35394 Giessen (day 1+2) and online (day 3+4)

Name des Kontakts

Telefon des Kontakts

0641-99 21370


Doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers. The course is not restricted to certain disciplines but is geared towards scholars who work or want to work with archival data (in accounting, economics, finance, governance, law, and management/strategy).

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Instructor:   Professor Dr Peter Limbach

March 6, 2023, 9 am - 5 pm (Giessen),
March 7, 2023, tba. either 8 am - 4 pm or 9 am - 5 pm (Giessen),
March 13, 2023, 9 am - 5 pm (online) and
March 14, 2023, 9 am - 12.30 pm (online)

Max. participants:

Course language:   English (German, if only German speakers participate)
Registration Deadline:  

February 24, 2023

ECTS:   4



Scholars who work with data must develop a sound understanding of empirical methods and the potential flaws that come with applying these methods. This is especially true for research that is based on archival data, i.e., data that are collected prior to the beginning of the research study (e.g., public company data). In this course, participants will improve their knowledge of the main econometric methods used to analyze archival data and how to apply and assess those methods. Endogeneity problems and identification strategies (e.g., diff-in-diff and natural experiments, instrumental variables estimation). Various research papers that apply the main econometric methods or use specific natural experiments will be analyzed and discussed in class. Participants will also become familiar with databases and the STATA software. A STATA manual will be provided.


You can find more details in the syllabus "Empirical Methods and Applications in Archival Data Research".