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SIRE 12 May 2016

SIRE Workshop

“Using Administrative Data for Economic Research”

Date: 12th  May (9 am – 5.30 pm)

Venue: Court Room (map), University of Stirling, FK9 4LA, Stirling, UK

We are pleased to invite you to a one-day workshop on “Using Administrative Data for Economic Research” to be held at the University of Stirling on 12th May 2016. The workshop is organised by Dr Tanya Wilson (Economics Division) and sponsored by the Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE).

The aim of this event is to showcase opportunities that administrative data provides to further economic research, with the aim of promoting wider engagement of economic researchers with the rich information available in administrative data, and to encourage innovative research that creates high-impact evidence to inform policy.


09.00 – 09.30          Registration and Coffee

09.30 - 11.00          Administrative Data Facilitators       

            Professor Chris Dibben – Director Administrative Data Research Centre – Scotland

            Suhail Iqbal – Electronic Data Research and Innovation Service, Farr Institute

            Professor Nick Bailey - Associate Director of the Urban Big Data Centre, Glasgow 

11.00 – 11.15         Coffee

11.15  13.00           Scottish Government

            Heather McCauley – Strategy Unit

            Elaine Drennan – Lifelong Learning Analysis

            Alastair McAlpine – Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation

13.00 – 13.45          Lunch

13.45 – 14.45         Keynote talk: Professor Ian Walker, Lancaster University

14.45 – 15.45         UK Data Service: Secure Data Lab

            Dr Deborah Wiltshire – UK Data Service

            Professor Richard Harris, Durham University

15.45 – 16.00        Coffee

16.00 – 17.30         Linked Longitudinal Studies

            Professor Alison Park – Director, CLOSER (Cohort and Longitudinal Enhancement Resources), UCL Institute of Education 

            Professor Chris Dibben – Director, Longitudinal Studies Centre Scotland

            Dr Elaine Douglas – Healthy Ageing in Scotland

17.30                      Closing Remarks and Workshop End

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