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Regression discontinuity designs

Guido Imbens

Regression discontinuity designs

a guide to practice

by Guido Imbens

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Regression analysis,
  • Economics -- Statistical methods

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    In Regression Discontinuity (RD) designs for evaluating causal effects of interventions, assignment to a treatment is determined at least partly by the value of an observed covariate lying on either side of a fixed threshold. These designs were first introduced in the evaluation literature by Thistlewaite and Campbell (1960). With the exception of a few unpublished theoretical papers, these methods did not attract much attention in the economics literature until recently. Starting in the late 1990s, there has been a large number of studies in economics applying and extending RD methods. In this paper we review some of the practical and theoretical issues involved in the implementation of RD methods.

    Edition Notes

    StatementGuido Imbens, Thomas Lemieux.
    SeriesNBER working paper series -- no. 13039., Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 13039.
    ContributionsLemieux, Thomas., National Bureau of Economic Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination34, [1] p. :
    Number of Pages34
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17633684M
    OCLC/WorldCa126837154

    Regression Discontinuity Design Regression discontinuity (RDD) is a research design for the purposes of causal inference. It can be used in cases where treatment is assigned based on a cutoff value of a “running variable”. For example, perhaps students in a school take a test in 8th grade. Students who score 30 or below are assigned to. Regression discontinuity designs identify a local average treatment effect: the average effect of treatment exactly at the cutoff. The main trouble with the design is that there is vanishingly little data exactly at the cutoff, so any answer strategy needs to use .


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A Practical Introduction to Regression Discontinuity Designs: Foundations (Elements in Quantitative and Computational Methods for the Social Sciences)Price: $ A Practical Introduction to Regression Discontinuity Designs: Foundations (Elements in Quantitative and Computational Methods for the Social Sciences) Paperback – Febru by Matias D.

Cattaneo (Author), Nicolás Idrobo (Author), Rocío Titiunik (Author) See all formats and editionsCited by: 9. A Practical Introduction to Regression Discontinuity Designs: Foundations (Elements in Quantitative and Computational Methods for the Social Sciences) - Kindle edition by Cattaneo, Matias D., Idrobo, Nicolás, Titiunik, Rocío.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or by: 9. egression Discontinuity (RD) designs were first introduced by Donald L. Thistlethwaite and Donald T. Campbell () as a way of estimating treatment effects in a nonexperimental Regression discontinuity designs book where treatment is determined by whether an observed “assignment” variable (also referred to in the literature as the “forcing” variable or the “running” variable) exceeds a known cutoff point.

The Regression Discontinuity (RD) design has emerged in the last decades as one of the most credible non-experimental research strategies to study causal treatment e ects.

Regression discontinuity designs book The distinctive feature behind the RD design is that all units receive a score, and a treatment.

INTRODUCTION The regression discontinuity (RD) design was introduced by Thistlethwaite and Campbell () more than 50 years ago, but has gained immense pop- ularity in the last decade. Regression Discontinuity Designs: Theory and Applications (Advances in Econometrics Book 38) - Kindle edition by Cattaneo, Matias D., Escanciano, Juan Carlos.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Regression Discontinuity Designs: Theory and Applications (Advances in Econometrics Book Manufacturer: Emerald Publishing Limited.

the Regression Discontinuity (RD) design, which has emerged as one of the most credible non-experimental strategies for the analysis of causal e ects. In the RD design, all units have a score, and a treatment is assigned to those units whose value of the score exceeds a.

Regression Discontinuity Designs: A Guide to Practice Guido Imbens and Thomas Lemieux NBER Technical Working Paper No. April JEL No. C14,C21 ABSTRACT In Regression Discontinuity (RD) designs for evaluating causal effects of interventions, assignment to a treatment is determined at least partly by the value of an observed covariate lying on either side of a fixed threshold.

As an established quasi-experimental technique, Regress Discontinuity Design, RDD, has been through a long period of dormancy and comes back strong until recently. Mostly Harmless Econometrics shows how the basic tools of applied econometrics allow the data to speak.

In addition to econometric essentials, Mostly Harmless Econometrics covers important new extensions — regression discontinuity designs and quantile regression — as well as how to get standard errors right. “Regression Discontinuity Designs in Economics,” Lee and Lemiux, JEL () You can also find various Handbook chapters which might help as well.

The idea of regression discontinuity goes way back, but it has gained in popularity a lot in recent years. A regression discontinuity design is analyzed as follows: the outcome variable (Y, self-efficacy) is regressed on the treatment variable (X, attending the test prep class or not) and the assignment variable (Z, tenth grade test score).

One thus obtains the following regression equation: Y = b 0 + b 1 X + b 2 Z + e (1) If the coefficient b 1. Regression Discontinuity Designs with Multiple Cuto s," working paper, University of Michigan. Cattaneo, M. D., and R. Titiunik (): \Regression Discontinuity Designs: A Review of Recent Methodological Developments," manuscript in preparation, University of Michigan.

In regression discontinuity (RD) designs for evaluating causal effects of interventions, assignment to a treatment is determined at least partly by the value of an observed covariate lying.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia In statistics, econometrics, political science, epidemiology, and related disciplines, a regression discontinuity design (RDD) is a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design that elicits the causal effects of interventions by assigning a cutoff or threshold above or below which an intervention is assigned.

Regression discontinuity (RD) is a pretest-posttest design approach used to identify causal relationships and estimate treatment effects (Trochim, ). It was first introduced in. Book Review. Journal of the American Statistical Association ():September Invited book review of Causal Inference for Statistics, Social, and Biomedical Sciences: An Introduction by G.

Imbens and D. Rubin. Inference in Regression Discontinuity Designs under Local Randomization, with Rocio Titiunik and Gonzalo Vazquez-Bare. Software packages for analysis and interpretation of regression discontinuity designs and related methods.

Replication files and illustration codes employing these packages are also available. This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation through grants SES, SES, SES, SES, SES Abstract In regression discontinuity (RD) designs for evaluating causal effects of interventions, assignment to a treatment is determined at least partly by the value of an observed covariate lying on either side of a fixed threshold.

These designs were first introduced in the evaluation literature by Thistlewaite and Campbell [Cited by: Abstract—We study regression discontinuity designs when covariates are included in the estimation. We examine local polynomial estimators that include discrete or continuous covariates in an additive separable way, but without imposing any parametric restrictions.

Keywords. Regression discontinuity, manipulation, bounds, partial identifica-tion, unemployment insurance. JEL classification.

C14, C21, J 1. Introduction In a regression discontinuity (RD) design, treatment assignment is determined by whether a special covariate, the running variable, falls to the left or the right of a fixed. Regression discontinuity design (RDD) is an impact evaluation method that can be used for programs that have a continuous eligibility index with a clearly defined eligibility threshold (cutoff score) to determine who is eligible and who is not.

To apply a regression discontinuity design, the following main conditions must be met. Regression Discontinuity Designs | Editors: Matias D. Cattaneo, Juan Carlos Escanciano. Books and Journals Case Studies Expert Briefings Open Access. Advanced search. Regression Discontinuity Designs: Volume 38 Theory and Applications.

Publication Date: Book Series: AECO. The increasing popularity of regression discontinuity methods for causal inference in observational studies has led to a proliferation of different estimating strategies, most of which involve first fitting nonparametric regression models on both sides of a treatment assignment boundary and then reporting plug-in estimates for the effect of interest.

Trochim thoroughly examines the Regression-Discontinuity approach as an applied research technique -- its design, its application, and its strengths -- and concludes that the Research-Discontinuity approach is most useful when attempting to make compatible the political and social goals of allocating scarce resources in education, medicine, or Cited by:   The defined cut point, score, and treatment make this a sharp regression discontinuity design.

There is also a fuzzy RD design that involves a gradual change; it is not discussed in this book, but can be explored in reference readings. Similar to the other quasi-experimental designs, selection bias can invalidate this design.

C.A. Albers, T.R. Kratochwill, in International Encyclopedia of Education (Third Edition), Regression discontinuity designs. IES () defines regression discontinuity designs as “designs in which participants are assigned to the intervention and the control conditions based on a cut-off score on a pre-intervention measure that typically assesses need or merit.

Regression discontinuity design works in this case because the cutoff point of $20, is not meaningful in a predictive way. A household with an income of $20, will be very similar to a household with an income of $20, and a lot like a household with an income of $20, even though the latter two don’t meet the qualification to.

Regression Discontinuity Design (RDD) In the RDD the assignment to treatment is not random, but determined at least partly by the value of an observed covariate lying on either side of a xed threshold Widely applicable in a rule-based world (e.g.

programs with xed. he regression discontinuity (RD) design has become oneofthepreferredquasi-experimentalresearchdesigns inthesocialsciences,mostlyasaresultoftherelatively weak assumptionsthat it requires to recover causaleffects.

Chapter 9 Regression Discontinuity Design. In the previous chapter we have seen how an experimental setup can be useful to recover causal effects from an OLS regression. In this chapter we will look at a similar approach where we don’t randomly allocate subjects to either treatment or control (maybe because that’s impossible to do in that particular situation), but where we can zoom in on.

Regression discontinuity (RD) analysis is a rigorous nonexperimental1 approach that can be used to estimate program impacts in situations in which candidates are selected for treatment based on whether their value for a numeric rating exceeds a designated threshold or cut-point.

The Analysis of the Regression-Discontinuity Design in R Felix Thoemmes Wang Liao Ze Jin Cornell University This article describes the analysis of regression-discontinuity designs (RDDs) using the R packages rdd, rdrobust, and rddtools. We discuss simila-rities and differences between these packages and provide directions on how to.

The idea of regression discontinuity design is to use observations with a \(W_i\) close to \(c\) for estimation of \(\beta_1\). \(\beta_1\) is the average treatment effect for individuals with \(W_i = c\) which is assumed to be a good approximation to the treatment effect in the population.

One such approach that has seen widespread interest in recent years is regression discontinuity design (RDD). RDD applies to situations in which candidates are selected for treatment based on whether their score or rating in some area falls above or below a designated threshold or cut point — for example, students chosen for a scholarship.

Journals & Books; Help Download PDF Download. Advanced. Journal of Public Economics. VolumeMarchHousing wealth and labor supply: Evidence from a regression discontinuity design. Book. Search form. Download PDF. Sections. Show page numbers. Regression Discontinuity Designs in Social Sciences. David S.

Lee. Thomas Lemieux * Introduction. Regression discontinuity (RD) designs were initially introduced by Thistlethwaite and Campbell () as a way of estimating treatment effects in a non-experimental setting where. The increasing popularity of regression discontinuity methods for causal inference in observational studies has led to a proliferation of different estimating strategies, most of which involve first fitting nonparametric regression models on both sides of a treatment assignment boundary and then reporting plug-in estimates for the effect of interest.

The key assumption in regression discontinuity analysis is that the distribution of potential outcomes varies smoothly with the running variable around the cutoff.

In many empirical contexts, however, this assumption is not credible; and the running variable is said to be manipulated in this case. Methods and findings: We used the regression discontinuity design (RDD), a quasi-experimental design, comparing rates of all-cause mortality and CVE in people just below and just above the eligibility for treatment threshold.The book incorporates real-world examples to present practical guidelines for designing and implementing impact evaluations.

Readers will gain an understanding of impact evaluation and the best ways to use impact evaluations to design evidence-based policies and programs. Chapter 6: Regression Discontinuity Design Chapter 7: Difference-in.Caroline Flammer Regression Discontinuity Design 4 • Leaving aside controlled experiments, three main methods of causal inference: 1) IV (instrumental variables) 2) DID (difference-in-differences) 3) RDD (regression discontinuity design) • 1) and 2) increasingly popular in strategy research.

• 3) is rarely used. Missed opportunity.