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Treatment Evaluation With Multiple Outcome Periods Under Endogeneity and Attrition

    2014
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  • Journal of the American Statistical Association. - 2014, vol. 109, no. 508, p. 1697-1711
English This article develops a nonparametric methodology for treatment evaluation with multiple outcome periods under treatment endogeneity and missing outcomes. We use instrumental variables, pretreatment characteristics, and short-term (or intermediate) outcomes to identify the average treatment effect on the outcomes of compliers (the subpopulation whose treatment reacts on the instrument) in multiple periods based on inverse probability weighting. Treatment selection and attrition may depend on both observed characteristics and the unobservable compliancetype,whichispossiblyrelatedtounobservedfactors.Wealsoprovideasimulation studyandapplyourmethodstotheevaluation of a policy intervention targeting college achievement, where we find that controlling for attrition considerably affects the effect estimates. Supplementary materials for this article are available online.
Faculty
Faculté des sciences économiques et sociales
Department
Département d'économie politique
Language
  • English
Classification
Economics
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