We provide a new estimator, MR-LATE, that consistently estimates local average treatment effects when treatment is missing for some observations, not at random. If instead treatment is mismeasured for some observations, then MR-LATE usually has less bias than the standard LATE estimator. We discuss potential applications where an endogenous binary treatment may be unobserved or mismeasured. We apply MR-LATE to study the impact of women’s control over household resources on health outcomes in Indian families. This application illustrates the use of MR-LATE when treatment is estimated rather than observed. In these situations, treatment mismeasurement may arise from model misspecification and estimation errors.

LATE with Missing or Mismeasured Treatment / CALVI R; LEWBEL A; TOMMASI D. - In: JOURNAL OF BUSINESS & ECONOMIC STATISTICS. - ISSN 0735-0015. - ELETTRONICO. - 40:4(2022), pp. 1701-1717. [10.1080/07350015.2021.1970573]

LATE with Missing or Mismeasured Treatment

TOMMASI D
2022

Abstract

We provide a new estimator, MR-LATE, that consistently estimates local average treatment effects when treatment is missing for some observations, not at random. If instead treatment is mismeasured for some observations, then MR-LATE usually has less bias than the standard LATE estimator. We discuss potential applications where an endogenous binary treatment may be unobserved or mismeasured. We apply MR-LATE to study the impact of women’s control over household resources on health outcomes in Indian families. This application illustrates the use of MR-LATE when treatment is estimated rather than observed. In these situations, treatment mismeasurement may arise from model misspecification and estimation errors.
2022
LATE with Missing or Mismeasured Treatment / CALVI R; LEWBEL A; TOMMASI D. - In: JOURNAL OF BUSINESS & ECONOMIC STATISTICS. - ISSN 0735-0015. - ELETTRONICO. - 40:4(2022), pp. 1701-1717. [10.1080/07350015.2021.1970573]
CALVI R; LEWBEL A; TOMMASI D
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