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Title: Regression Discontinuity Designs in Economics
Authors: Lee, David S.
Lemieux, Thomas
Keywords: Regression Discontinuity Design
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2009
Series/Report no.: Working Papers (Princeton University. Industrial Relations Section) ; 548
Abstract: This paper provides an introduction and "user guide" to Regression Discontinuity (RD) designs for empirical researchers. It presents the basic theory behind the research design, details when RD is likely to be valid or invalid given economic incentives, explains why it is considered a "quasi-experimental" design, and summarizes different ways (with their advantages and disadvantages) of estimating RD designs and the limitations of interpreting these estimates. Concepts are discussed using using examples drawn from the growing body of empirical research using RD.
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