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A simple test for the ignorability of non-compliance in experiments

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  • Huber, Martin

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This papers proposes a simple method for testing whether non-compliance in experiments is ignorable, i.e., not jointly related to the treatment and the outcome. The approach consists of (i) regressing the outcome variable on a constant, the treatment, the assignment indicator, and the treatment/assignment interaction and (ii) testing whether the coefficients on the latter two variables are jointly equal to zero. A brief simulation study illustrates the finite sample properties of the test.

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Paper provided by University of St. Gallen, School of Economics and Political Science in its series Economics Working Paper Series with number 1312.

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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2013
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Handle: RePEc:usg:econwp:2013:12

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Keywords: Experiment; treatment effects; non-compliance; endogeneity; test.;

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  1. Stephen G. Donald & Yu-Chin Hsu & Robert P. Lieli, 2012. "Testing the Unconfoundedness Assumption via Inverse Probability Weighted Estimators of (L)ATT," IEAS Working Paper : academic research 12-A017, Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, revised Jan 2014.
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