Week 8 - 10/09

Date: Oct 9th - Oct 11th

What we will cover

In this class we will finish with our causal inference chapter and tackle our last identification strategy: Regression Discontinuity Design.

  • Angrist & Pischke. (2015). “Mastering Metrics”. Chapter 4: Regression Discontinuity Designs. Pg. 147-164.

  • Social Science Research Institute at Duke University. (2015). “Regression Discontinuity: Looking at People on the Edge: Causal Inference Bootcamp”. Video materials from Mod-U: Powerful Concepts in Social Science.


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