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An optimization-based matching procedure

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  • Tomás Rau Binder
  • Jorge Rivera Cayupi
  • Rodrigo Krell

Abstract

This paper presents an alternative matching procedure and analyzes it is performance compared to other popular estimators. These tests show that the estimator performs comparably to the popular propensity score method.The proposed method involves the advantage of eliminating the in-convenience of an arbitrary common support determination problem,since it solves this problem objectively.

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  • Tomás Rau Binder & Jorge Rivera Cayupi & Rodrigo Krell, 2008. "An optimization-based matching procedure," Working Papers wp279, University of Chile, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:udc:wpaper:wp279
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    1. LaLonde, Robert J, 1986. "Evaluating the Econometric Evaluations of Training Programs with Experimental Data," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 76(4), pages 604-620, September.
    2. James J. Heckman & Hidehiko Ichimura & Petra E. Todd, 1997. "Matching As An Econometric Evaluation Estimator: Evidence from Evaluating a Job Training Programme," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 64(4), pages 605-654.
    3. Rajeev H. Dehejia & Sadek Wahba, 1998. "Causal Effects in Non-Experimental Studies: Re-Evaluating the Evaluation of Training Programs," NBER Working Papers 6586, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    4. Alberto Abadie & Guido W. Imbens, 2002. "Simple and Bias-Corrected Matching Estimators for Average Treatment Effects," NBER Technical Working Papers 0283, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    5. James J. Heckman & Hidehiko Ichimura & Petra Todd, 1998. "Matching As An Econometric Evaluation Estimator," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 65(2), pages 261-294.
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    Keywords

    Matching; propensity score; treatment effect; common support; optimization.;

    JEL classification:

    • C01 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - Econometrics
    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis

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