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An introduction to flexible methods for policy evaluation

  title={An introduction to flexible methods for policy evaluation},
  author={Martin Huber},
  journal={arXiv: Econometrics},
  • M. Huber
  • Published 1 August 2019
  • Economics
  • arXiv: Econometrics
This chapter covers different approaches to policy evaluation for assessing the causal effect of a treatment or intervention on an outcome of interest. As an introduction to causal inference, the discussion starts with the experimental evaluation of a randomized treatment. It then reviews evaluation methods based on selection on observables (assuming a quasi-random treatment given observed covariates), instrumental variables (inducing a quasi-random shift in the treatment), difference-in… 

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