Dynamic caliper matching
Pawel Strawinski ()
No 2011-25, Working Papers from Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw
Matched sampling is a methodology used to estimate treatment effects. A caliper mechanism is used to achieve better similarity among matched pairs. We investigate finite sample properties of matching with calipers and propose a slight modification to the existing mechanism. The simulation study compares the performance of both methods and shows that a standard caliper performs well only in case of constant treatment or uniform propensity score distribution. Secondly, in a case of non-uniform distribution or non-uniform treatment the dynamic caliper method outperforms standard caliper matching.
Keywords: propensity score matching; caliper; efficiency; Monte Carlo study; finite sample properties (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C14 C21 C52 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 13 pages
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