IDEAS home Printed from

ADECOMP: Stata module to estimate Shapley Decomposition by Components of a Welfare Measure


  • Joao Pedro Azevedo

    () (World Bank)

  • Minh Cong Nguyen

    () (World Bank)

  • Viviane Sanfelice

    () (World Bank)


adecomp implements the Shapley decomposition of changes in a welfare indicator as proposed by Azevedo, Sanfelice and Nguyen (2012). Following Barros et al. (2006), this method takes advantage of the additivity property of a welfare aggregate to construct a counterfactual unconditional distribution of the welfare aggregate by changing each component at a time to calculate their contribution to the observed changes in poverty, inequality and the growth incidence curve. This method can be applied in the context of both repeated cross-section surveys and longitudinal surveys, however the interpretation of the results will change as discussed by Azevedo, Sanfelice and Nguyen (2012).

Suggested Citation

  • Joao Pedro Azevedo & Minh Cong Nguyen & Viviane Sanfelice, 2012. "ADECOMP: Stata module to estimate Shapley Decomposition by Components of a Welfare Measure," Statistical Software Components S457562, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 12 Jan 2019.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s457562
    Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install adecomp". The module is made available under terms of the GPL v3 ( Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    File Function: program code
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL:
    File Function: help file
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL:
    File Function: example file
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL:
    File Function: example data file
    Download Restriction: no


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s457562. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Christopher F Baum). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.