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Panel Data Analysis in Education

The Institute of Education at National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow invites early career researchers and doctoral students to apply to the upcoming






The Summer School will take place on July 5-12, 2014 near Moscow.


The School's purpose is to introduce contemporary techniques for micro-panel data analysis. The course is focused on linear and discrete response models (fixed and random effects analysis). The School will also cover such issues as basic micro-panel data management and sample attrition problem.

The course is practice-oriented, and will include both lectures and work with data. Participants will learn the models’ theoretical properties and will acquire experience in data analysis and interpretation. The course will include discussions of analysis problems currently worked out by participants.


School instructors are Dr. Chandra Muller, Department of Sociology, University of Texas,  Austin and Dr. Jennifer Glass, Department of Sociology, University of Texas, Austin. Both instructors have extended experience in longitudinal data analysis.

  • Dr. Muller current research is on how family, community, education policy and health behaviors shape education and the transition to adulthood. Of her primary interest is the diversity in experiences and disparities according to gender, race and ethnicity, social class, as well as disability, immigration or language minority status.
  • Dr. Glass research is focused on interrelated questions at the intersection of labor market and family demography. Her most recent projects explore the wage effects of flexible work practices among parents, how telecommuting facilitates longer work hours, and whether governmental work-family policies improve or undermine parents’ mental and physical health, all as part of a larger project to understand the roots of mothers’ disadvantage in the labor market.


The school is mainly suited for young researchers and doctoral students who are doing/ planning to do research in education or related to education fields with implementation of micro-panel data analysis.

Participants are expected to have some knowledge of linear and non-linear statistical analysis in STATA. The school language is English, so participants are expected to speak English fluently.

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • Contact information
  • A short summary (up to 300 words) in English of your current research project.
  • A short motivation letter (up to 100 words).
  • CV detailing your education, work experience, publications and other professional activities. 

The priority deadline for applications is March 30, 2014.  Final deadline is May 1.

The cost is estimated on the application form. Financial aid is available. However all participants will cover their transportation costs.

Successful completers of the Summer school will be issued a transcript for 4 ECTS credits (roughly about 2 North American credits), on the pass-fail basis.

For details, please, contact Anna Koshlina (manager of The International Laboratory for Education Policy Analysis, HSE) tel. +7 (926)577-7-22,