American Economic Review: Vol. 104 No. 5 (May 2014)

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Treatment Effects and Informative Missingness with an Application to Bank Recapitalization Programs

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Vossmeyer, Angela. 2014. "Treatment Effects and Informative Missingness with an Application to Bank Recapitalization Programs." American Economic Review, 104(5): 212-17.

DOI: 10.1257/aer.104.5.212

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This article develops a Bayesian framework for estimating multivariate treatment effect models in the presence of sample selection. The methodology is applied to a banking study that evaluates the effectiveness of lender of last resort (LOLR) policies and their ability to resuscitate the financial system. This paper employs a novel bank-level dataset from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, and jointly models a bank's decision to apply for a loan, the LOLR's decision to approve the loan, and the bank's performance a few years after the disbursements. This framework offers practical estimation tools to unveil new answers to important regulatory questions.

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Vossmeyer, Angela (U CA, Irvine)

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C21: Single Equation Models; Single Variables: Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions
G21: Banks; Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
G28: Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation
N22: Economic History: Financial Markets and Institutions: U.S.; Canada: 1913-


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