Identi cation and Identi cation Failure for Treatment E ¤ ects using Structural Systems

@inproceedings{White2011IdentiCA,
  title={Identi cation and Identi cation Failure for Treatment E ¤ ects using Structural Systems},
  author={Halbert White},
  year={2011}
}
We provide necessary and su¢ cient conditions for e¤ect identi…cation, thereby characterizing the limits to identi…cation. Our results link the non-structural potential outcome framework for identifying and estimating treatment e¤ects to structural approaches in economics. This permits economic theory to be built into treatment e¤ect methods. We elucidate the sources and consequences of identi…cation failure by examining the biases arising when the necessary conditions fail, and we clarify the… CONTINUE READING

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