EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Dynamic caliper matching

Pawel Strawinski ()

No 2011-25, Working Papers from Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

Abstract: 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
Date: 2011
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ecm
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.wne.uw.edu.pl/inf/wyd/WP/WNE_WP65.pdf First version, 2011 (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: Dynamic Caliper Matching (2011) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:war:wpaper:2011-25

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Papers from Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Marcin Bąba ().

 
Page updated 2020-04-02
Handle: RePEc:war:wpaper:2011-25