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Synthetic control question on donors

I'm using synthetic control methods. The treatment group has covariates that are the extrema of the values across itself and all potential donor units. So, say, on covariate $x_1$, the treatment unit ...
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Matching unpopularity

It seems that in economics, matching techniques (such as pscore, covariate matching, regression adjustment) are not as popular as selection-on-unobservables techniques (such as DiD, IV). Indeed I ...
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How to calculate and interpret a marginal treatment effect (local instrumental variable)? (Intuition through simple example.)

I am working on the intuition behind local instrumental variables (LIV), also known as the marginal treatment effect (MTE). I have worked some time on this and would benefit from solving a simple. I ...
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CIA and Exclusion restriction

I have recently got myself confused about CIA and wondered if somebody could perhaps help me disentangle my thoughts. Consider the regression $Y_i = \alpha_0 + \Delta D_i + \beta X_i + \eta_i$ Where ...
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Imbens and Angrist (1994): the $D_i(z)$ variables

I'm referring to the Econometrica (1994) paper by Imbens and Angrist. In particular, I don't really understand the random variables $D_i(z)$ (defined on page 468). Could you please provide me with ...
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What is a good AUSTERITY indicator?

I am writing a paper on European poverty and I am using a treatment control setup similar to Difference-in-Difference methods. Now, since the data I am using is rather recent, I would like to ...
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Self-selection bias during the course of experiments

Suppose you are running a randomized experiment to assess the effect of $X$, say some training program for unemployed people, on $Y$, say the chance of finding a job in the coming year. Suppose also ...
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How encouragement design works practically?

I'm trying to understand the encouragement design but I have some doubts. For example, if I want to introduce a voucher for teachers that can be used for professional development(the treatment) and I ...