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WhatIF: R Software for Evaluating Counterfactuals

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  • Stoll, Heather
  • King, Gary
  • Zeng, Langche

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WhatIf is an R package that implements the methods for evaluating counterfactuals introduced in King and Zeng (2006a) and King and Zeng (2006b). It offers easy-to-use techniques for assessing a counterfactual's model dependence without having to conduct sensitivity testing over specified classes of models. These same methods can be used to approximate the common support of the treatment and control groups in causal inference.

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  • Stoll, Heather & King, Gary & Zeng, Langche, 2005. "WhatIF: R Software for Evaluating Counterfactuals," Journal of Statistical Software, Foundation for Open Access Statistics, vol. 15(i04).
  • Handle: RePEc:jss:jstsof:v:015:i04
    DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10.18637/jss.v015.i04
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    1. Ho, Daniel & Imai, Kosuke & King, Gary & Stuart, Elizabeth A., 2011. "MatchIt: Nonparametric Preprocessing for Parametric Causal Inference," Journal of Statistical Software, Foundation for Open Access Statistics, vol. 42(i08).
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    1. Michael Funke & Marc Gronwald, 2009. "A Convex Hull Approach to Counterfactual Analysis of Trade Openness and Growth," CESifo Working Paper Series 2692, CESifo Group Munich.

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