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Firm-level Data School

Date: May 31, 2015

Where: CEA Congress, Ryerson University

Registration: [email protected]

The Network to Study Productivity in Canada from a Firm-Level Perspective will sponsor a three-hour "firm-level data school" in the two Sunday May 31 morning sessons, 8:30 to 10:00 and 10:30 to noon at the meetings of the Canadian Economics Association at Ryerson University. The goal will be to help researchers especially including graduate students access firm-level data in Statistics Canada in Ottawa at the Canadian Centre for Data Development and Economic Research (CDER)

Instructors will include Kim Huynh (Bank of Canada), Danny Leung (CDER, Statistics Canada), Robert Petrunia (Lakehead University) and Tim Prendergast (Health Canada). Topics will include (i) CDER and the many data sources available through CDER; (ii) how to write a proposal to access the data (iii) how to ac! cess the data and (iv) how confidentiality is preserved.

While a laptop is not necessary to attend the school, there will be some hands-on training for those who bring laptops.

If interested in registering for the school, please email the Network Director Mike Veall ([email protected]). The Network has some funds to help pay some of the travel costs to the conference of graduate students and potentially junior researchers who attend the school. Early registration may increase the probability of receiving those funds.

As using the data at CDER may involve travel costs and data access costs, it may also be useful to know that the Network also has some funds for these purposes, with graduate students having the first priority. We have already supported a number of graduate students. Please contact Mike Veall ([email protected]) if you wish to apply for this funding, whether or not you are able to attend the school.

CEA Congress, Ryerson University
31 May, 2015