CCHE Seminar Series: Introduction to R

Adrian Rohit Dass
University of Toronto

Friday September 18, 2020, 10am-12pm, Zoom

Abstract: R is a statistical software environment that is available, free of charge, from the Comprehensive R Archive Network ( It is often used for database management, which includes such tasks as merging datasets, creating new variables, recoding variables, subsetting data, etc. It also contains a wide array of statistical routines found in commercial software packages, including (but certainly not limited to) Ordinary Least Squares (OLS), binary responses (Logit/Probit), Panel Data Econometrics, Two-stage Least Squares/Instrumental Variable, Linear and Generalized Linear Mixed-Effects Models, Quantile Regression, etc.

Adrian Rohit Dass is a fourth year PhD student at the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Guelph. He is interested in the application of econometric methods to survey and administrative data from longitudinal studies. His primary area of research is applied microeconometrics in the field of health economics.