Synthetic Control and Inference
Department of Economics, University of California Los Angeles, 8283 Bunche Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Department of Economics, University of California Riverside, 3136 Sproul Hall, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
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Academic Editors: In Choi and Ryo Okui
Received: 27 October 2016 / Revised: 1 November 2017 / Accepted: 3 November 2017 / Published: 28 November 2017
We examine properties of permutation tests in the context of synthetic control. Permutation tests are frequently used methods of inference for synthetic control when the number of potential control units is small. We analyze the permutation tests from a repeated sampling perspective and show that the size of permutation tests may be distorted. Several alternative methods are discussed.
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Hahn, J.; Shi, R. Synthetic Control and Inference. Econometrics 2017, 5, 52.
Hahn J, Shi R. Synthetic Control and Inference. Econometrics. 2017; 5(4):52.
Hahn, Jinyong; Shi, Ruoyao. 2017. "Synthetic Control and Inference." Econometrics 5, no. 4: 52.
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