Time series robustness checks to test the effects of the 1996 Australian firearm law on cause-specific mortality

  title={Time series robustness checks to test the effects of the 1996 Australian firearm law on cause-specific mortality},
  author={Benjamin Ukert and Elena Andreyeva and Charles Branas},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Criminology},
ObjectivesMany studies utilize time series methods to identify causal effects without accounting for an underlying time trend. We show that accounting for trends changes the conclusions in the study of Chapman et al. (JAMA, 316(3), 291–299, 2016), who evaluated the impact of the Australian firearm law in 1996. We also introduce a new empirical method that tests whether their empirical strategy can actually identify a causal effect that is also useful for panel analyses.MethodsWe use national… 
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