Navigating Stata

Stata is the preferred statistical software of many economists, although far from the only available.

Pricing varies by country, use, and the number of users. If your department doesn't have a Stata license and the price tag is too high for you, but you're feeling frustrated with the lack of power of Microsoft Excel, you might want to check out R.

General Stata Resources recommended by the Williams College Economics Department

(reproduced directly from the Williams College economics website)


  • UCLA's "Stata Web Books": Regressions with Stata
    • Includes comprehensive examples that you can follow along with, and several suggestions for books just on regression, if you really want to dive deeper