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Analysing data from a randomised experiment where independence fails

In terms of a textbook, The Handbook of Experimental Economics, John Kagel and Alvin E. Roth, editors, Princeton University Press, 1995. I'm not sure the customer-based approach is very feasible. Is ...
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Understanding this particular criticism of RCTs by Deaton and Cartwright

Without having read the full piece I'd say you are mostly spot on, but for a subtle difference. The objection runs a bit deeper than your rephrasing of it, where you refer to single estimate. The ...
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Randomisation and balance in experiments

Ok, I am far from an econometrician, but my train of thought would be as follows: By using random assignment we have two groups that are on average equal to one another on all aspects. As you rightly ...
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How to interprete independence between treatment indicator and outcomes?

Note that this section in the book starts with the counterfactual that each agent has an outcome $y_0$ without treatment and an outcome $y_1$ with treatment. You observe only the $y_0$ of the ...
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Question about an ergodicity in economics paper

OP's Python code is computing one path in time and is not averaging over the paths. So it is not the value shown in the plot. In fact what the OP's Python code computes is $(1+\Delta x_H)^h(1-\Delta ...
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Analysing data from a randomised experiment where independence fails

A way to find an answer to your question is to make identification assumptions clear. Here, you need the SUTVA to hold (and that might be problematic in your case): Consumers' decisions to buy an ice ...
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Considering employment when estimating treatment effect on wage RCT

I think you are bit overthinking it. Assuming wage does not affect treatment there is no need for IV because there is no endogeneity. In your case since you are using RCT this should be the case if ...
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Interesting example of general equilibrium effects contradicting RCT results

I realize this is an old question but i was googling searching for the paper in question and found this and thought you might like it. An actual example of a paper where RCT and equilibrium disagree ...
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Can I treat pooled cross-section as panel data and do regression analysis?

Yes, you can consider this as panel data, but the key is to understanding why, as this affects how you explain and interpret your panel regression. In treating each cohort as the same unit over time, ...
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Randomisation and balance in experiments

The idea is that for causal inference you want to be able to treat the control group as a counterfactual. In the ideal world you would wanna be able to observe parallel world where the same people who ...
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Software for field work: collecting survey data (multi-platform, on-line and off-line)

I've worked in 2015 on a survey collecting ~300 answers from 130 different countries. We had similar requirements to what you described, with multilanguage functionality on top. it was not a RCT (...
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Problems with Representative Sampling

To answer your first question: it depends on the subsample that you want to use. A representative or stratified sample is constructed by dividing the population of interest into non-overlapping ...
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