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American Economic Review: Vol. 101 No. 3 (May 2011)

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Oaxaca-Blinder as a Reweighting Estimator

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Kline, Patrick. 2011. "Oaxaca-Blinder as a Reweighting Estimator." American Economic Review, 101(3): 532-37.

DOI: 10.1257/aer.101.3.532

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The classic regression based estimator of counterfactual means studied by Ronald Oaxaca (1973) and Alan Blinder (1973) is shown to constitute a propensity score reweighting estimator based upon a linear model for the conditional odds of being treated.

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Kline, Patrick (U CA, Berkeley)

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C21: Single Equation Models; Single Variables: Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions


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