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Demo of Synthetic Control Method (a Replication)

20 minute read


In this post, I have two objectives. First, I am going to walk through a basic demonstration of the synthetic control method. Second, I am going to report a simple replication of the basic results in a recently published paper, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences:

Logistic Regression and the Incidental Parameters Problem

7 minute read


This is the first in a series of posts in which I’ll discuss basic issues in econometric analysis, and common pitfalls. I will demonstrate the issues intuitively, and concretely, via simulation. Hopefully by providing this code, anyone who comes across the material can see and play with it themselves to better understand the issues. All simulations will be conducted in R.