Matching Estimators

@inproceedings{Todd2006MatchingE,
  title={Matching Estimators},
  author={P. Todd},
  year={2006}
}
Matching is a widely-used nonexperimental method of evaluation that can be used to estimate the average effect of a treatment or program intervention. The method compares the outcomes of program participants with those of matched nonparticipants, where matches are chosen on the basis of similarity in observed characteristics. One of the main advantages of matching estimators is that they typically do not require specifying the functional form of the outcome equation and are therefore not… Expand
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