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Great news: Stephan Brunow will lead a methodological workshop at the 7WS

Estimating models using firm-level data: Externalities are one driver for regional disparities, when they occur at the level of firms or at any higher level of hierarchy. Many studies therefore aim to identify either Marschall-Arrow-Romer or Urbanization externalities at the level of firms, industries or regions. In this lecture I want to focus on the level of firms and the effect of (any) variables on firm outcomes. First, I would like to introduce some theory to get valid models for estimation and interpretation. It also helps to understand issues of multicollinearity, selectivity and endogeneity. In a next section I would like to explore different models for Panel analysis and, because of the limited dependent variable character of some outcome variables, on discrete choice models. Lastly, I would like to introduce concepts to address Panel data models for limited dependent variables. Examples are taken from my own research.”

Stephan Brunow short bio:
Stephan Brunow studied Transport Economics at the Technical University of Dresden specializing in regional studies, transport policy, econometrics and transport ecology. He successfully completed his studies in 2004 (Diplomverkehrswirtschaftler). From 2002 to 2003 he studied Economics at the University of Kent (Canterbury,UK) under the Erasmus Programme where he achieved his MSc in Economics. In 2009 Stephan Brunow did his doctorate at the Technical University of Dresden in the field of regional economics. He has been on the academic staff of the Chair for Economics (especially macroeconomics and regional studies/spatial sciences) of the Institute for Economics and Transport since 2003. Stephan Brunow has been working at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) within the framework of the NORFACE project since May 2010. From April 2011 to December 2015 he was head of the temporary IAB Research Group on issues of the Demographic Transition and Future Labour Demand. He coordinated the IAB Graduate School for PhD candidates from October 2013 until December 2016. During his time at the IAB he provides governmental advice to Ministries of Federal States but also to the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the OSCE and Ministries of Labour in foreign countries. Lastly, he regularly teaches at the Bachelor and Master level at Bamberg University and the University for Applied Labour Studies (HdBA).