What is it about?

Using network statistics in the matching procedure based on the propensity score

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Why is it important?

When subjects are linked, including information of the structure of connectedness is crucial in balancing the treated and the control group in observational studies


This analysis of the causal effect of international trade policy - as for any other impact evaluation analysis - must take into account the connectivity between units of analysis. The paper offers a very simple procedure in dealing with the network structure of the connected units in observational studies.

Prof. Luca De Benedictis
Universita degli Studi di Macerata

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This page is a summary of: Implementing propensity score matching with network data: the effect of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade on bilateral trade, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series C (Applied Statistics), September 2016, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/rssc.12173.
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