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Mastering 'Metrics:
The Path from Cause to Effect
Joshua D. Angrist & Jörn-Steffen Pischke

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Figures vii
List of Tables ix
Introduction xi
1 Randomized Trials 1
1.1 In Sickness and in Health (Insurance) 1
1.2 The Oregon Trail 24
Masters of 'Metrics: From Daniel to R. A. Fisher 30
Appendix: Mastering Inference 33
2 Regression 47
2.1 A Tale of Two Colleges 47
2.2 Make Me a Match, Run Me a Regression 55
2.3 Ceteris Paribus? 68
Masters of 'Metrics: Galton and Yule 79
Appendix: Regression Theory 82
3 Instrumental Variables 98
3.1 The Charter Conundrum 99
3.2 Abuse Busters 115
3.3 The Population Bomb 123
Masters of 'Metrics: The Remarkable Wrights 139
Appendix: IV Theory 142
4 Regression Discontinuity Designs 147
4.1 Birthdays and Funerals 148
4.2 The Elite Illusion 164
Masters of 'Metrics: Donald Campbell 175
5 Differences-in-Differences 178
5.1 A Mississippi Experiment 178
5.2 Drink, Drank, . . . 191
Masters of 'Metrics: John Snow 204
Appendix: Standard Errors for Regression DD 205
6 The Wages of Schooling 209
6.1 Schooling, Experience, and Earnings 209
6.2 Twins Double the Fun 217
6.3 Econometricians Are Known by Their . . . Instruments 223
6.4 Rustling Sheepskin in the Lone Star State 235
Appendix: Bias from Measurement Error 240
Abbreviations and Acronyms 245
Empirical Notes 249
Acknowledgments 269
Index 271

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