When Can We Trust Population Thresholds in Regression Discontinuity Designs

@inproceedings{Ade2011WhenCW,
  title={When Can We Trust Population Thresholds in Regression Discontinuity Designs},
  author={Florian Ade and Ronny Freier},
  year={2011}
}
A recent literature has used variation just around deterministic legislative population thresholds to identify the causal effects of institutional changes. This paper reviews the use of regression discontinuity designs using such population thresholds. Our concern involves three arguments: (1) simultaneous exogenous (co-)treatment, (2) simultaneous endogenous choices and (3) manipulation and precise control over population measures. Revisiting the study by Egger and Koethenbuerger (2010), who… CONTINUE READING

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