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The synthetic control approach: Multivalued treatments at the quantiles

Marilena Furno ()

Research in Economics, 2021, vol. 75, issue 1, 7-20

Abstract: The synthetic control approach to analyze policy impact is here complemented to compute i) multivalued treatment effects and ii) treatment effect evaluated at different levels of the distribution of the treated, at the various quantiles. Confining the analysis to binary treatment and/or to average values alone can be very misleading since treatments can be multivalued and they can have different impact away from the mean, in the tails. Two case studies and a set of simulations allow to investigate the behavior of the proposed approach.

Keywords: Synthetic control; Multivalued treatments; Quantiles (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1016/j.rie.2020.10.009

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