13ª Conferência » Workshops

Practical information:


Time:   10 October 2013: 9h30-13h

(includes coffee-break 11-11h30 for workshop participants at the lobby of the EEG).


Venue: Escola de Economia e Gestão, Universidade do Minho


Workshop 1: laboratório de informática 0.19 (piso 0)

Workshop 2: sala de formação de executivos (piso 1)


Language of instruction: English


Enrolment: Please note that conference participants can participate in one of the pre-conference workshops for free, but need to enrol by sending an email to apes@ensp.unl.pt until the 8th October, stating in the subject which workshop you wish to attend.


There is a limited number of places so enrolment is required:

Workshop 1: 20 participants

Workshop 1: 25 participants


Should you wish to cancel your participation, please do so asap so as to allow room for other participants.



Workshop 1: Introduction to STATA for research




Introduction to Stata: Key issues about Stata

The grammar of Stata

Organizing and handling data

Data Analysis

Summary output tables



Lecturer: Dr. Miguel Portela (EEG and NIPE – Universidade do Minho)


Miguel Portela is a PhD in Economics (Tinbergen Institute/University of Amsterdam, 2007). He has been working on the topic “Education, growth and labour economics”. He is currently employed at Universidade do Minho, Portugal, where he works as Assistant Professor, being affiliated with NIPE - Universidade do Minho. He is the Vice President for Research of the School of Economics and Management. His research interests' lie in the areas of labour economics, economics of education, applied microeconometrics and economic growth. It counts several papers, and two book chapters, and has been published in Econometrica, Economics Letters, Journal of Economic Inequality, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Higher Education, CESifo Economic Studies, The Manchester School, Studies in Higher Education, Journal of Labor Research and Open Economies Review. He has on-going research collaborations across different countries, integrates research teams working in financed projects and has written policy oriented reports on Minimum Wage, Education and Employment on the Portuguese labour market.

For more information, visit:  http://www1.eeg.uminho.pt/economia/mangelo/


Workshop 2: Using discrete choice experiment to value health and health care



Overview of the workshop:


In publicly provided health care systems finite resources coupled with increasing demand for health care requires decisions about what is the most efficient allocation of scarce health care resources. This requires information about the costs and benefits of health care. Given the lack of a market for health care, economic techniques provide values for health care benefits. One technique adopted by and further developed in health economics over the past decade is the discrete choice experiment (DCE) approach.

Given the increasing importance put on patient centred care, and the recognised importance of valuing patient experiences in the delivery of health care, the application of DCEs in health is likely to increase.  



Aims of the workshop:

1. Background information about the theoretical basis for, and development and application of DCEs in health care.

2. Overview of important considerations when designing a DCE study, and issues in data analysis and interpretation of results.

3. An update on methodological issues raised in the application of DCEs.



Lecturer: Drs Verity Watson and Patricia Norwood


Verity Watson has a PhD in Economics from University of Aberdeen. Verity's research interests include the valuation of non-market goods and experimental economics. In particular, how individuals complete hypothetical choice tasks. Verity is investigating this using field and laboratory experiments. Verity has applied stated preference methods to value the health and non-health benefits of new drug treatments, proposed screening tests, and the provision of health care services. In doing so, Verity has worked with academics from a number of different disciplines, the government and the pharmaceutical industry. She has published several papers in Health Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Public Health, Health Policy, Applied Economics, and others.

For more information, visit: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/heru/staff/details/v.watson


Patricia Norwood holds an honours degree in Economics from the University of Evora and an MSc in Economic Policy from the University of Minho, Portugal. Her MSc dissertation investigated the introduction of DRGs in Portuguese hospitals and she was awarded her PhD at the University of Aberdeen, looking into the effects of rurality and remoteness on hospital costs in Scotland. Patricia is currently working on BHHS projects associated with Health Behaviours and Inequalities.

For more information, visit: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/heru/staff/details/p.norwood


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