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RMPW: Stata module to implement the RMPW method of causal mediation analysis to decompose treatment effects into "direct" and "indirect" effects


  • Jonah Deutsch

    (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.)

  • Matthew Jacobus

    (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.)

  • Alma Vigil

    (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.)

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This module implements the ratio-of-mediator-probability weighting (RMPW) method for causal mediation analysis to decompose the treatment effect into "direct" and "indirect" effects. The indirect effect operates through a "mediator," which is a variable that is affected by the treatment and in turn also has an effect on the outcome. The direct effect operates directly from the treatment to the outcome, or operates through other unmeasured mediators.

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  • Jonah Deutsch & Matthew Jacobus & Alma Vigil, 2017. "RMPW: Stata module to implement the RMPW method of causal mediation analysis to decompose treatment effects into "direct" and "indirect" effects," Statistical Software Components S458301, Boston College Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s458301
    Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install rmpw". The module is made available under terms of the GPL v3 ( Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.

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