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HERC Econometrics with Observational Data

Regression Discontinuity


by Liam Rose, PhD
Seminar date: 2/24/2021

Description: Abstract: This seminar provides an introduction to regression discontinuity design. The presenters 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. Also, the presenters will review how to interpret estimates of RD designs and best practices for implementation. Target audience: Researchers who would like an introduction to econometric methods for observational studies in health services research. Seminar material will assume knowledge of basic probability and statistics and familiarity with linear regression.

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