Interpreting DID and IV Estimates: ATE, LATE, ATET, and All That

35 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2009 Last revised: 22 Nov 2011

Date Written: September 10, 2009

Abstract

This document is the powerpoint slides for a introductory talk on interpreting difference-in-differences and instrumental variable estimates, presented at the 2009 Conference on Empirical Legal Studies. The slides provide examples of what can and cannot infer from a well-designed DiD or instrumental variable based study.

Suggested Citation

Black, Bernard S., Interpreting DID and IV Estimates: ATE, LATE, ATET, and All That (September 10, 2009). CELS 2009 4th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1471168 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1471168

Bernard S. Black (Contact Author)

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Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management

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European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

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