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Regression Discontinuity Designs: A Guide to Practice


Guido W. Imbens


Stanford Graduate School of Business

Thomas Lemieux


University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

April 2007

NBER Working Paper No. t0337

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In Regression Discontinuity (RD) designs for evaluating causal effects of interventions, assignment to a treatment is determined at least partly by the value of an observed covariate lying on either side of a fixed threshold. These designs were first introduced in the evaluation literature by Thistlewaite and Campbell (1960). With the exception of a few unpublished theoretical papers, these methods did not attract much attention in the economics literature until recently. Starting in the late 1990s, there has been a large number of studies in economics applying and extending RD methods. In this paper we review some of the practical and theoretical issues involved in the implementation of RD methods.

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Date posted: April 18, 2007  

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Imbens, Guido W. and Lemieux, Thomas, Regression Discontinuity Designs: A Guide to Practice (April 2007). NBER Working Paper No. t0337. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=980422

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