Journal article

Modeling and calculating the effect of treatment at baseline from panel outcomes

Siddhartha Chib, Liana Jacobi

JOURNAL OF ECONOMETRICS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA | Published : 2007

Abstract

We propose and examine a panel data model for isolating the effect of a treatment, taken once at baseline, from outcomes observed over subsequent time periods. In the model, the treatment intake and outcomes are assumed to be correlated, due to unobserved or unmeasured confounders. Intake is partly determined by a set of instrumental variables and the confounding on unobservables is modeled in a flexible way, varying both by time and treatment state. Covariate effects are assumed to be subject-specific and potentially correlated with other covariates. Estimation and inference is by Bayesian methods that are implemented by tuned Markov chain Monte Carlo methods. Because our analysis is based ..

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