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Fuzzy Differences in Differences

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  • Clément de CHAISEMARTIN

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A large part of the term structure literature interprets one of the under-lying factors as a level factor. In this paper we consider a single factor modelinterpretable as a level factor model. We prove that this model is compat-ible with no-arbitrage restrictions and the positivity of rates under ratherunrealistic conditions on the dynamic of the short term interest rate. Thisintroduces some doubt on the relevance of the level interpretation of a factorin term structure models.

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  • Clément de CHAISEMARTIN, 2010. "Fuzzy Differences in Differences," Working Papers 2010-08, Center for Research in Economics and Statistics.
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    1. de Chaisemartin, Clement & D'Haultfoeuille, Xavier, 2015. "Fuzzy Differences-in-Differences," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 1065, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
    2. Bhalotra, Sonia R. & Karlsson, Martin & Nilsson, Therese & Schwarz, Nina, 2016. "Infant Health, Cognitive Performance and Earnings: Evidence from Inception of the Welfare State in Sweden," IZA Discussion Papers 10339, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    3. de Chaisemartin, Clement & D'Haultfoeuille, Xavier, 2015. "Supplement to Fuzzy Differences-in-Differences," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 1066, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.

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    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • I19 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Other

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