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Regression-Discontinuity Analysis: A Survey of Recent Developments in Economics

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This paper provides a discussion of recent developments related to the applicability of the regression discontinuity design in economics. It reviews econometric issues, such as identification and estimation methods, as well as a number of sensitivity and validity tests of importance in empirical application. Copyright 2008 Federal Reserve Bank of New York Copyright. Journal compilation CEIS, Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini and Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2008.

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  • Wilbert van der Klaauw, 2008. "Regression-Discontinuity Analysis: A Survey of Recent Developments in Economics," LABOUR, CEIS, vol. 22(2), pages 219-245, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:labour:v:22:y:2008:i:2:p:219-245
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