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Alternative approaches to evaluation in empirical microeconomics

Richard Blundell () and Monica Costa Dias ()

No CWP10/02, CeMMAP working papers from Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies

Abstract: Four alternative but related approaches to empirical evaluation of policy interventions are studied: social experiments, natural experiments, matching methods, and instrumental variables. In each case the necessary assumptions and the data requirements are considered for estimation of a number of key parameters of interest. These key parameters include the average treatment effect, the treatment of the treated and the local average treatment effect. Some issues of implementation and interpretation are discussed drawing on the labour market programme evaluation literature.

JEL-codes: J21 J64 C33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2002-10-22
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