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ctreatreg: Command for fitting dose–response models under exogenous and endogenous treatment


  • Giovanni Cerulli

    () (National Research Council of Italy)


In this article, I present ctreatreg, a command for estimating a dose–response function when i) treatment is continuous, ii) individuals may react heterogeneously to observable confounders, and iii) the selection into treatment may be endogenous. I implement two estimation procedures: ordinary least squares under conditional mean independence and instrumental variables under selection endogeneity. Finally, I present a Monte Carlo experiment to test the reliability of the proposed command. Copyright 2015 by StataCorp LP.

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  • Giovanni Cerulli, 2015. "ctreatreg: Command for fitting dose–response models under exogenous and endogenous treatment," Stata Journal, StataCorp LP, vol. 15(4), pages 1019-1045, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:tsj:stataj:v:15:y:2015:i:4:p:1019-1045
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