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A GMM interpretation of the paradox in the inverse probability weighting estimation of the average treatment effect on the treated

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  • Han, Chirok
  • Kim, Beomsoo

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By treating one nuisance parameter as two distinct parameters and using some moment conditions twice, we provide an explanation to a paradox in the inverse probability weighting estimation of the average treatment effect on the treated.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 110 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (February)
Pages: 163-165

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:110:y:2011:i:2:p:163-165

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Keywords: Average treatment effect Average treatment effect on the treated Estimated propensity score Generalized method of moments Method of moments Paradox;

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