Description: This seminar 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.
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.