Estimating marginal treatment effects using parametric and semiparametric methods

We describe the new command margte, which computes marginal and average treatment effects for a model with a binary treatment and a continuous outcome given selection on unobservables and returns. Marginal treatment effects differ from average treatment effects in instances where the impact of treatment varies within a population in correlation with unobserved characteristics. Both parametric and semiparametric estimation methods can be used with margte, and we provide evidence from a Monte Carlo simulation for when each is preferable.


Issue Date:
2014-2014-2014
Publication Type:
Journal Article
ISSN:
1536-8634
Language:
English
Published in:
Stata Journal, Volume 14, Number 1
Page range:
191-217

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