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Please Call Again, Correcting Non-response Bias in Treatment Effect Models

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  • Luc Behaghel

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    (Paris School of Economics)

  • Bruno Crépon

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    (CREST)

  • Marc Gurgand

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    (J-PAL)

  • Thomas Le barbanchon

    ()

Abstract

We propose a novel selectivity correction procedure to deal with survey attrition, at the crossroads of the “Heckit" and of the bounding approach of Lee (2009). As a substitute for the instrument needed in sample selectivity correction models, we use information on the number of attempts that were made to obtain response to the survey from each individual who responded. We obtain set identification, but if the number of attempts to reach each individuals is high enough, we can come closer to point identification. We apply our sample selection correction in the context of a job-search experiment with low and unbalanced response rates

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Paper provided by Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique in its series Working Papers with number 2012-15.

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Length: 37
Date of creation: Aug 2012
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Handle: RePEc:crs:wpaper:2012-15

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Keywords: Survey non response ; sample selectivity ; treatment effect models; randomized controlled trial;

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  1. Michael Kremer & Edward Miguel & Rebecca Thornton, 2009. "Incentives to Learn," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 91(3), pages 437-456, August.
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  1. de Chaisemartin, Clement, 2013. "Defying the LATE? Identification of local treatment effects when the instrument violates monotonicity," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 1020, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.

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