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The Assumptions Underlying Evaluation Estimators

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This paper reviews the basic principles underlying the identication of econometric evaluation estimators and their recent extensions. It considers the choice of the estimator in terms of the decision model used by agents and the information they have available. Building on Barros's pioneering work [Barros (1987), reprinted here] I apply the analysisto the method of matching.

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  • Heckman, James J., 2010. "The Assumptions Underlying Evaluation Estimators," Brazilian Review of Econometrics, Sociedade Brasileira de Econometria - SBE, vol. 30(2), December.
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