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PSACALC: Stata module to calculate treatment effects and relative degree of selection under proportional selection of observables and unobservables

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  • Emily Oster


    (Brown University)

psacalc is performed after linear models to evaluate the possible degree of omitted variable bias under the assumption that the selection on the observed controls is proportional to the selection on the unobserved controls. Details of the calculation and theory are in Oster (2016), JBES, Forthcoming. The command requires the user to identify an independent variable of interest from the regression. The command calculates (1) a value of the relative degree of selection to match a given treatment effect or (2) a value of the treatment effect given a relative degree of selection. Options are given to specify a maximum R-squared in absence of measurement error and a set of observable controls not informative about the observables.

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Software component provided by Boston College Department of Economics in its series Statistical Software Components with number S457677.

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Programming language: Stata
Requires: Stata version 12
Date of creation: 10 Aug 2013
Date of revision: 18 Dec 2016
Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s457677
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