IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/eie/wpaper/1802.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Comments on “Unobservable Selection and Coefficient Stability-Theory and Evidence” and “Poorly Measured Confounders are More Useful on the Left Than on the Right”

Author

Listed:
  • Giuseppe De Luca

    (University of Palermo)

  • Jan R. Magnus

    (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

  • Franco Peracchi

    (Georgetown University and EIEF)

Abstract

The papers by Oster (2017) and Pei, Pischke and Schwandt (2017) contribute to the development of inferential procedures for causal effects in the challenging and empirically relevant situation where the unknown data-generation process is not included in the set of models considered by the investigator. In this note, we establish a linkage between these two studies. Further, we use the general misspecification framework proposed by De Luca, Magnus and Peracchi (2018) to analyze the restrictions imposed by the two approaches.

Suggested Citation

  • Giuseppe De Luca & Jan R. Magnus & Franco Peracchi, 2018. "Comments on “Unobservable Selection and Coefficient Stability-Theory and Evidence” and “Poorly Measured Confounders are More Useful on the Left Than on the Right”," EIEF Working Papers Series 1802, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF), revised Feb 2018.
  • Handle: RePEc:eie:wpaper:1802
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.eief.it/eief/images/WP_18.2.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Joseph G. Altonji & Todd E. Elder & Christopher R. Taber, 2005. "Selection on Observed and Unobserved Variables: Assessing the Effectiveness of Catholic Schools," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 113(1), pages 151-184, February.
    2. Pei, Zhuan & Pischke, Jörn-Steffen & Schwandt, Hannes, 2017. "Poorly Measured Confounders Are More Useful on the Left Than on the Right," IZA Discussion Papers 10647, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    3. repec:taf:jnlasa:v:111:y:2016:i:516:p:1775-1790 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Holly, Alberto, 1982. "A Remark on Hausman's Specification Test," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 50(3), pages 749-759, May.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    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:eie:wpaper:1802. 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: (Facundo Piguillem). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/einauit.html .

    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.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with 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.