Computing and Data Resources
There is a dedicated TA in the department to assist students with data and programming related questions. Students who are writing empirical papers or working on empirical projects either in a lecture (other than UN3412 Econometrics) or a seminar, may speak with the TA during his or her office hours regarding programming issues. The office hours will be posted on the Advising page and the Computing and Data Resources page of the department website early in the semester. The TA will be able to answer questions regarding STATA and R programming. In addition, the TA will hold workshops on how to handle some of the more common data issues that economics researchers face. Students who are planning on pursuing research careers in economics are strongly advised to attend these workshops. On the Computing and Data Resources page, you will also find some basic STATA and R tutorials as well as links to more information on the web. Students who are taking econometrics should continue to consult with their econometrics TAs regarding their programming issues.