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Testing a Conditional Form of Exogeneity

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  • Halbert White

    (University of California-San Diego)

  • Karim Chalak

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    (Boston College)

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We give two new approaches to testing a conditional form of exogeneity. This condition ensures unconfoundedness and identification of effects of interest in structural systems. As these approaches do not rely on the absence of causal effects of treatment under the null, they complement earlier methods of Rosenbaum (1987) and Heckman and Hotz (1989).

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Paper provided by Boston College Department of Economics in its series Boston College Working Papers in Economics with number 733.

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Date of creation: 24 Mar 2010
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Handle: RePEc:boc:bocoec:733

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Keywords: Causality; Conditional Exogeneity; Nonparametric Test; Treatment Effect; Unconfoundedness;

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  1. Guido W. Imbens & Whitney K. Newey, 2002. "Identification and Estimation of Triangular Simultaneous Equations Models Without Additivity," NBER Technical Working Papers 0285, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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  1. Halbert White & Karim Chalak, 2013. "Identification and Identification Failure for Treatment Effects Using Structural Systems," Econometric Reviews, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 32(3), pages 273-317, November.
  2. Lu, Xun & White, Halbert, 2014. "Robustness checks and robustness tests in applied economics," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 178(P1), pages 194-206.

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