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RD: Stata module for regression discontinuity estimation

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  • Austin Nichols

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    (Urban Institute)

Abstract

rd implements a set of regression-discontinuity estimation methods that are thought to have very good internal validity, for estimating the causal effect of one explanatory variable in the case where there is an observable jump (discontinuity) in the level of the explanatory variable. Local linear regression is used to construct point estimates. Graphics dictate Stata 8.2 or later. An older version of the software is also included as rd_obs.

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Bibliographic Info

Software component provided by Boston College Department of Economics in its series Statistical Software Components with number S456888.

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Programming language: Stata
Requires: Stata version 8.2
Date of creation: 06 Nov 2007
Date of revision: 17 Jun 2012
Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s456888

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Keywords: regression discontinuity; internal validity; policy analysis;

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