Week 8

Date: Oct 19th - Oct 21th

What we will cover

In this class we will finish with our causal inference chapter, talking about regression discontinuity designs.

  • Angrist & Pischke. (2015). “Mastering Metrics”. Chapter 4: Regression Discontinuity Designs. Pg. 147-164.

  • Social Science Research Institute at Duke University. (2015). “Regression Discontinuity: Looking at People on the Edge: Causal Inference Bootcamp”. Video materials from Mod-U: Powerful Concepts in Social Science.


Complete before Sunday Oct 17th (11:59 pm) (if your section is on Tue) or Tuesday Oct 19th (11:59 pm) (if your section is on Thu). You can find the assignment here.


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Code for Regression Discontinuity Design Download


Here is a video where I go in more detail into the RDD code for this week.

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