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cem: Software for Coarsened Exact Matching

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  • Stefano Iacus
  • Gary King
  • Giuseppe Porro

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This program is designed to improve causal inference via a method of matching that is widely applicable in observational data and easy to understand and use (if you understand how to draw a histogram, you will understand this method). The program implements the coarsened exact matching (CEM) algorithm, described below. CEM may be used alone or in combination with any existing matching method. This algorithm, and its statistical properties, are described in Iacus, King, and Porro (2008).

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Volume (Year): 30 ()
Issue (Month): i09 ()
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  1. Daniel Ho & Kosuke Imai & Gary King & Elizabeth A. Stuart, . "MatchIt: Nonparametric Preprocessing for Parametric Causal Inference," Journal of Statistical Software, American Statistical Association, vol. 42(i08).
  2. James Honaker & Gary King & Matthew Blackwell, . "Amelia II: A Program for Missing Data," Journal of Statistical Software, American Statistical Association, vol. 45(i07).
  3. Stefano Iacus & Gary King & Giuseppe Porro, 2008. "Matching for Causal Inference Without Balance Checking," UNIMI - Research Papers in Economics, Business, and Statistics unimi-1073, Universitá degli Studi di Milano.
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