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HERC Econometrics with Observational Data

Regression Discontinuity


by Liam Rose, PhD
Seminar date: 2/20/2019

Description: This lecture provides an introduction to regression discontinuity design. We will review seminal applications to gain a conceptual understanding of the benefits and limitations of this design, and how it can allow for causal inference. We will also review how to interpret estimates of RD designs and best practices for implementation.



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