A Note on the Relation of Weighting and Matching Estimators
AbstractThis paper compares the inverse-probability-of-selection-weighting estimation principle with the matching principle and derives conditions for weighting and matching to identify the same and the true distribution, respectively. This comparison improves the understanding of the relation of these estimation principles and allows constructing new estimators.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, University of St. Gallen in its series University of St. Gallen Department of Economics working paper series 2007 with number 2007-34.
Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2007
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Matching; inverse-of-selection-probability weighting; treatment evaluation; unconfoundedness;
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