Program evaluation and random program starts
Peter Fredriksson and
Per Johansson ()
No 2003:1, Working Paper Series from IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy
This paper discusses the evaluation problem using observational data when the timing of treatment is an outcome of a stochastic process. We show that, without additional assumptions, it is not possible to estimate the average treatment effect and treatment on the treated. It is, however, possible to estimate the effect of treatment on the treated up to a certain time point. We propose an estimator to estimate this effect and show that it is possible to test for an average treatment effect.
Keywords: Treatment effects; dynamic treatment assignment; program evaluation; method of matching (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C14 C41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Published in Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, 2008, pages 435-445.
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Working Paper: Program Evaluation and Random Program Starts (2003)
Working Paper: Program Evaluation and Random Program Starts (2002)
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