Słoczyński, Tymon (2013): The Oaxaca–Blinder Unexplained Component as a Treatment Effects Estimator.

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In this paper I use the National Supported Work (NSW) data to examine the finitesample performance of the Oaxaca–Blinder unexplained component as an estimator of the population average treatment effect on the treated (PATT). Precisely, I follow sample and variable selections from Dehejia and Wahba (1999), and conclude that Oaxaca–Blinder performs better than any of the estimators in this influential paper, provided that overlap is imposed. As a robustness check, I consider alternative sample (Smith and Todd 2005) and variable (Abadie and Imbens 2011) selections, and present a simulation study which is also based on the NSW data.
Item Type:  MPRA Paper 

Original Title:  The Oaxaca–Blinder Unexplained Component as a Treatment Effects Estimator 
Language:  English 
Keywords:  Decomposition methods; Manpower training; Treatment effects. 
Subjects:  C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2  Single Equation Models ; Single Variables > C21  CrossSectional Models ; Spatial Models ; Treatment Effect Models ; Quantile Regressions J  Labor and Demographic Economics > J2  Demand and Supply of Labor > J24  Human Capital ; Skills ; Occupational Choice ; Labor Productivity 
Item ID:  50660 
Depositing User:  Tymon Słoczyński 
Date Deposited:  15. Oct 2013 03:45 
Last Modified:  15. Oct 2013 03:47 
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