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Matching With Multiple Neighbors By default teffects psmatch matches each observation with one other observation. Running regressions after matching is essentially a two stage regression model, and the standard errors from the second stage must take the first stage into account, something standard regression commands do not do. RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers. The following table lists the 1st and th observations of the example data set after some of these variables have been created. It consists of four variables: Handling Ties Thus far we’ve used psmatch2 and teffects psmatch to do simple nearest-neighbor matching with one neighbor and no caliper.

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Help us Corrections Found an error or omission? However, the probability of treatment is positively correlated with x1 and x2and both x1 and x2 are positively correlated with y.

nnmatch stata

For observations in the control group it is the number of observations from the treated group for which the observation is a match. You can help correct errors and omissions.

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Observations 1 and were matched because their propensity scores are very similar. However, it only uses different observations nnmarch the control group. If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item.

NNMATCH: Stata module to compute nearest-neighbor bias-corrected estimators

This is constructed data, and the effect of the treatment is in fact a one unit increase in y. Researchers sometimes use the norepl no replacement option in psmatch2 to ensure each observation is used just once, even though this generally makes the matching worse.

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For example, you could match each observation with its three nearest neighbors with:. The program pairs observations to the closest m matches in the opposite treatment group to provide an estimate of the counterfactual treatment outcome.

Propensity Score Matching in Stata using teffects

However, this raises the question of what to do when two observations have the same propensity score and are thus tied for “nearest neighbor. Observation is in the treated group, so its value for y1 is its observed value of y while its value for y0 is the observed value of y for its match, observation Matching With Multiple Neighbors By default teffects psmatch matches each observation with one other observation.

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The predict command with the ps option creates two variables containing the propensity scores, or that observation’s predicted probability of being in either the control group or the treated group:. Thus simply comparing the mean value of y for the treated and untreated groups badly overestimates the effect of treatment:.

The po option creates variables containing the potential outcomes for each observation: Any differences between the treatment and matched control groups are then assumed to be a result of the treatment.

nnmatch stata

So to run the same model using teffects type: The following table lists the 1st and th observations of the example data set after some of these variables staha been created. First, psmatch2 by default reports the average treatment effect on the treated which it refers to as ATT.

NNMATCH: Stata module to compute nearest-neighbor bias-corrected estimators

Handling Ties Thus far we’ve used psmatch2 and teffects psmatch to do simple nearest-neighbor matching with one neighbor and no caliper. The results of this regression leave somewhat to be desired: However, there are a variety of useful variables that can be created with options and post-estimation predict commands. For example starting with a clean slate again: More about this item Keywords treatment effects ; matching ; bias-corrected estimator ; Statistics Access and download statistics.

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More about this item Keywords treatment effects ; matching ; bias-corrected estimator ; Statistics Access and download statistics Corrections All material on this nnmxtch has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. The syntax is similar, though it varies whether you need to specify variables for the outcome model, the treatment model, or both: By construction all the coefficients should be 1.

The average treatment effect on the treated is identical, other than being rounded at a different place. We will discuss how to run regressions on a matched sample because it remains a popular technique, but we cannot recommend it. Note that this gives the average nmmatch effect on the treated—to calculate the ATE you’d create a sample of the treated group that matches the controls.

For many years, the standard tool for propensity score matching in Stata has been the psmatch2 command, written by Edwin Leuven and Barbara Sianesi. Running regressions after matching is essentially a two stage regression model, and the standard errors from the second stage must take the first stage into account, something standard regression commands do not do. The basic syntax of the teffects command when used for propensity score matching is: