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Estimation of Average Treatment Effects Based on Propensity Scores
In this paper, we give a short overview of some propensity score matching estimators suggested in the evaluation literature, and we provide a set of Stata programs, which we illustrate using theExpand
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Sensitivity Analysis for Average Treatment Effects
Based on the conditional independence or unconfoundedness assumption, matching has become a popular approach to estimate average treatment effects. Checking the sensitivity of the estimated resultsExpand
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The Empire is Dead, Long Live the Empire! Long�?Run Persistence of Trust and Corruption in the Bureaucracy
Do empires affect attitudes towards the state long after their demise? We hypothesize that the Habsburg Empire with its localized and well-respected administration increased citizens’ trust in localExpand
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Endogenous product versus process innovation and a firm’s propensity to export
This article provides an empirical analysis of the effects of new product versus process innovations on export propensity at the firm level. Product innovation is a key factor for successful marketExpand
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Who Voted for Brexit? A Comprehensive District-Level Analysis
On 23 June 2016, the British electorate voted to leave the European Union. We analyse vote and turnout shares across 380 local authority areas in the United Kingdom. We find that exposure to the EUExpand
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Offshoring and the Onshore Composition of Tasks and Skills
We analyze the relationship between offshoring and the onshore workforce composition in German multinational enterprises (MNEs), using plant data that allow us to discern tasks, occupations, andExpand
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Absorptive Capacity and the Growth and Investment Effects of Regional Transfers: A Regression Discontinuity Design with Heterogeneous Treatment Effects
Transfers to individuals, firms, and regions are often regulated by threshold rules, giving rise to a regression discontinuity design. An example are transfers provided by the European Commission toExpand
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The trade-off between fertility and education: evidence from before the demographic transition
The trade-off between child quantity and quality is a crucial ingredient of unified growth models that explain the transition from Malthusian stagnation to modern growth. We present first evidenceExpand
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Mhbounds - Sensitivity Analysis for Average Treatment Effects
Matching has become a popular approach to estimate average treatment effects. It is based on the conditional independence or unconfoundedness assumption. Checking the sensitivity of the estimatedExpand
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How low business tax rates attract MNE activity: Municipality-level evidence from Germany
Most existing empirical evidences on the impact of profit taxation on multinational firm activity are based on cross-country data. One major drawback of such data is that countries differ not onlyExpand
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