Statistical tests for panel data in SPSS

#1
Dear all,

For my thesis, I would like to conduct a statistical test in SPSS to explain trade between the United States and 12 different regions, based on a couple of independent variables (both ratio and binary). I have seen that STATA is the best way to do this, however I have no experience with this software. Moreover, it does not necessarily has to be the most ingenious test; A simple test in SPSS would be fine.

I have looked around the web, and saw some recommendations about using (Residual) Maximum Likelihood and generalized estimating equations, but I do not really know which one fits my specific research question best.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Let me know if you need any clarifications.

Kind regards,
 
#2
Could you please state your research question, as I am not quite clear on what your dependent variable is and what exactly you are trying to study.