Combining the regression discontinuity design and propensity score-based weighting to improve causal inference in program evaluation.

@article{Linden2012CombiningTR,
  title={Combining the regression discontinuity design and propensity score-based weighting to improve causal inference in program evaluation.},
  author={Ariel Linden and John L. Adams},
  journal={Journal of evaluation in clinical practice},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={317-25}
}
The regression discontinuity (RD) design is considered to be the closest to a randomized trial that can be applied in non-experimental settings. The design relies on a cut-off point on a continuous baseline variable to assign individuals to treatment. The individuals just to the right and left of the cut-off are assumed to be exchangeable - as in a randomized trial. Any observed discontinuity in the relationship between the assignment variable and outcome is therefore considered evidence of a… CONTINUE READING

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