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Econometric Mediation Analyses: Identifying the Sources of Treatment Effects from Experimentally Estimated Production Technologies with Unmeasured and Mismeasured Inputs

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  • James J. Heckman
  • Rodrigo Pinto

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This paper presents an econometric mediation analysis. It considers identification of production functions and the sources of output effects (treatment effects) from experimental interventions when some inputs are mismeasured and others are entirely omitted.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 19314.

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  1. Flavio Cunha & James J. Heckman, 2008. "Formulating, Identifying and Estimating the Technology of Cognitive and Noncognitive Skill Formation," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 43(4).
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  7. James Heckman & Seong Hyeok Moon & Rodrigo Pinto & Peter Savelyev & Adam Yavitz, 2010. "Analyzing social experiments as implemented: A reexamination of the evidence from the HighScope Perry Preschool Program," Quantitative Economics, Econometric Society, vol. 1(1), pages 1-46, 07.
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  1. Hille, Adrian & Schupp, Jürgen, 2013. "How learning a musical instrument affects the development of skills," Annual Conference 2013 (Duesseldorf): Competition Policy and Regulation in a Global Economic Order 79801, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.

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