Retrospective Causal Inference Via Matrix Completion, with an Evaluation of the Effect of European Integration on Cross-Border Employment

  title={Retrospective Causal Inference Via Matrix Completion, with an Evaluation of the Effect of European Integration on Cross-Border Employment},
  author={Jason Poulos and Andrea Albanese and Andrea Mercatanti and Fan Li},
  journal={SSRN Electronic Journal},
IZA DP No. 14472 JUNE 2021 Retrospective Causal Inference via Matrix Completion, with an Evaluation of the Effect of European Integration on Cross-Border Employment We propose a method of retrospective counterfactual imputation in panel data settings with later-treated and always-treated units, but no never-treated units. We use the observed outcomes to impute the counterfactual outcomes of the later-treated using a matrix completion estimator. We propose a novel propensity-score and elapsed… 

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