Dr. Usama Z. Abd, a senior lecturer from the Faculty of Business (FOB) conducted a workshop entitled “System Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) Estimation Using Gretl” on 26 July 2021. Dr. Usama shared his expertise in analysing secondary data for research purposes. The session was attended by nearly 40 researchers and academicians from the faculty as well as other universities. Organised by the Centre for Globalization and Sustainability Research (CGSR), the event aimed to enhance academicians’ knowledge on research-related matters.

During the workshop, Dr. Usama guided the participants on how to use Gretl to run a system GMM analysis by using a sample of panel data. Dr. Usama also shared how to interpret the results from a system GMM outcome. The workshop was then followed by a Q&A session with the audience.  The organiser hopes that such a workshop would give the researchers an understanding of panel data research and the tools for such analysis.