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The path from cause to effect: mastering 'metrics

Joshua Angrist () and Jorn-Steffen Pischke

CentrePiece - The Magazine for Economic Performance from Centre for Economic Performance, LSE

Abstract: How should researchers interested in social and economic policy untangle cause and effect? A new book by Joshua Angrist and Jörn Steffen Pischke shows how the five core econometric tools -randomised trials, regression, instrumental variables, regression discontinuity designs and differences-in-differences - accomplish this. These tools lie at the heart of CEP research.

Keywords: applied econometrics; research design; natural experiment; quasi-experiment; structural models (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C01 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2015-07
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