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A GMM interpretation of the paradox in the inverse probability weighting estimation of the average treatment effect on the treated

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  • Han, Chirok
  • Kim, Beomsoo

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By treating one nuisance parameter as two distinct parameters and using some moment conditions twice, we provide an explanation to a paradox in the inverse probability weighting estimation of the average treatment effect on the treated.

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  • Han, Chirok & Kim, Beomsoo, 2011. "A GMM interpretation of the paradox in the inverse probability weighting estimation of the average treatment effect on the treated," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 110(2), pages 163-165, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:110:y:2011:i:2:p:163-165
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    1. Chirok Han & Goeun Lee, 2017. "Efficient Estimation of Linear Panel Data Models with Sample Selection and Fixed Effects," Discussion Paper Series 1707, Institute of Economic Research, Korea University.

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