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Simplifying the estimation of difference in differences treatment effects with Stata

  • Villa, Juan M.

This paper explains the insights of the Stata's user written command diff for the estimation of Difference in Differences treatment effects (DID). The options and the formulas are detailed for the single DID, Kernel Propensity Score DID, Quantile DID and the balancing properties . An example of the features of diff is presented by using the dataset from Card and Krueger (1994).

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 43943.

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Date of creation: Nov 2012
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:43943
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  1. Heckman, James J & Ichimura, Hidehiko & Todd, Petra, 1998. "Matching as an Econometric Evaluation Estimator," Review of Economic Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 65(2), pages 261-94, April.
  2. Card, David & Krueger, Alan B, 1994. "Minimum Wages and Employment: A Case Study of the Fast-Food Industry in New Jersey and Pennsylvania," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 84(4), pages 772-93, September.
  3. Bruce D. Meyer & W. Kip Viscusi & David L. Durbin, 1990. "Workers' Compensation and Injury Duration: Evidence from a Natural Experiment," NBER Working Papers 3494, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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