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Multivariate Matching Methods That Are Monotonic Imbalance Bounding

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  • Iacus, Stefano M.
  • King, Gary
  • Porro, Giuseppe

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We introduce a new ``Monotonic Imbalance Bounding'' (MIB) class of matching methods for causal inference that satisfies several important in-sample properties. MIB generalizes and extends in several new directions the only existing class, ``Equal Percent Bias Reducing'' (EPBR), which is designed to satisfy weaker properties and only in expectation. We also offer strategies to obtain specific members of the MIB class, and present a member of this class, called Coarsened Exact Matching, whose properties we analyze from this new perspective.

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Volume (Year): 106 (2011)
Issue (Month): 493 ()
Pages: 345-361

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Handle: RePEc:bes:jnlasa:v:106:i:493:y:2011:p:345-361

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