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Re: st: Regression discontinuity design

From   "Austin Nichols" <>
Subject   Re: st: Regression discontinuity design
Date   Thu, 19 Apr 2007 13:58:34 -0400

I will present Stata code for implementing RD designs in Stata at
NASUG in August (, and make the
code available on SSC around the same time.  My original intent was to
provide a wide-ranging summary of many considerations and potential
pitfalls when implementing RD as well; some of the apparent necessity
of that discussion has been obviated by the publication this month of
a working paper by Imbens and Lemieux:
If you want a plain-English description of the method, you may find
this helpful:
Let me know if you have any specific questions.

On 4/19/07, <> wrote:
Dear all,
I am working on cash transfers in South Africa: as such transfers are
delivered on a means test base, I thought that an appropriate instrument
might be the regression discontinuity design. My question is, how can I
perform such instrument in Stata? Any advice on specific reading on this
instrument are welcome.
Thank you in advance,
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