Week 7

Date: Oct 12th - Oct 14th

What we will cover

In this class we will continue our talk on observational studies. We will cover natural experiments and differences-in-differences.

  • Social Science Research Institute at Duke University. (2015). “The Two Kinds of Natural Experiments: Causal Inference Bootcamp”. Video materials from Mod-U: Powerful Concepts in Social Science.
  • Social Science Research Institute at Duke University. (2015). “Resistance to Policy Manipulation in Natural Experiments: Causal Inference Bootcamp”. Video materials from Mod-U: Powerful Concepts in Social Science.
  • Angrist & Pischke. (2015). “Mastering Metrics”. Chapter 5: Differences-in-Differences. Pg. 178-191.

  • Social Science Research Institute at Duke University. (2015). “London Cholera Outbreak: Was it a Natural Experiment?: Causal Inference Bootcamp”. Video materials from Mod-U: Powerful Concepts in Social Science. Note: Watch after reading “Master of ‘Metrics: John Snow” in MM.

JITT

Complete before Sunday Oct 10th (11:59 pm) (if your section is on Tue) or Tuesday Oct 12th (11:59 pm) (if your section is on Thu). You can find the assignment here.

Slides

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Code

Code for Natural Experiments Download


Code for Difference-in-Differences Download

Additional videos

  • In this video, I go through the difference-in-differences code with staggered adoption that is included in the second part of the code provided for this week.





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