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Combining Experimental and Observational Data to Estimate Treatment Effects on Long Term Outcomes

@article{Athey2020CombiningEA,
  title={Combining Experimental and Observational Data to Estimate Treatment Effects on Long Term Outcomes},
  author={Susan Athey and Raj Chetty and Guido Imbens},
  journal={arXiv: Methodology},
  year={2020}
}
There has been an increase in interest in experimental evaluations to estimate causal effects, partly because their internal validity tends to be high. At the same time, as part of the big data revolution, large, detailed, and representative, administrative data sets have become more widely available. However, the credibility of estimates of causal effects based on such data sets alone can be low. In this paper, we develop statistical methods for systematically combining experimental and… 

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