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Flexible Covariate Adjustments in Regression Discontinuity Designs

  title={Flexible Covariate Adjustments in Regression Discontinuity Designs},
  author={Claudia Noack and Tomasz Olma and Christoph Rothe},
Empirical regression discontinuity (RD) studies often use covariates to increase the precision of their estimates. In this paper, we propose a novel class of estimators that use such covariate information more efficiently than the linear adjustment estimators that are currently used widely in practice. Our approach can accommodate a possibly large number of either discrete or continuous covariates. It involves running a standard RD analysis with an appropriately modified outcome variable, which… 

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