Recommended Readings

Natural Experiments

Angrist, J. D. & Pischke, J.-S. 2009. Mostly harmless econometrics. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Antonakis, J., Bendahan, S., Jacquart, P., & Lalive, R. 2010. On making causal claims: A review and recommendations. Leadership Quarterly, 21: 1086-1120.

Craig, P., Katikireddi, S. V., Leyland, A., & Popham, F. 2017. Natural experiments: an overview of methods, approaches, and contributions to public health intervention research. Annual Review of Public Health, 38(1): 39-56

Dunning, T. 2008. Improving causal inference: Strengths and limitations of natural experiments. Political Research Quarterly, 61(2): 282-293.

Dunning, T. 2012. Natural experiments in the social sciences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Petticrew, M., Cummins, S., Ferrell, C., Findlay, A., Higgins, C., Hoy, C., Kearns, A., & Sparks, L. 2005. Natural experiments: an underused tool for public health? Public Health, 119(9): 751-757.

Difference in Difference Design

Ryan, A. M., Burgess Jr, J. F., & Dimick, J. B. 2015. Why we should not be indifferent to specification choices for difference‐in‐differences. Health Services Research, 50(4): 1211-1235.

Villa, J. M. 2016. diff: Simplifying the estimation of difference-in-differences treatment effects. The Stata Journal, 16(1): 52-71.

Wing, C., Simon, K., & Bello-Gomez, R. A. 2018. Designing difference in difference studies: Best practices for public health policy research. Annual Review of Public Health, 39(1): 453-469.

Instrumental Variable Design

Angrist, J. D. & Krueger, A. B. 2001. Instrumental variables and the search for identification: From supply and demand to natural experiments. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 15(4): 69-85.

Semadeni, M., Withers, M. C., & Certo, S. T. 2014. The perils of endogeneity and instrumental variables in strategy research: Understanding through simulations. Strategic Management Journal, 35(7): 1070-1079.

Regression Discontinuity Design

Calonico, S., Cattaneo, M. D., & Titiunik, R. 2014. Robust data-driven inference in the regression-discontinuity design. Stata Journal, 14(4): 909-946.

Imbens, G. W. & Lemieux, T. 2008. Regression discontinuity designs: A guide to practice. Journal of Econometrics, 142(2): 615-635.

Lee, D. S. & Lemieux, T. 2010. Regression discontinuity designs in economics. Journal of Economic Literature, 48(2): 281-355.

Shadish, W. R., Clark, M. H., & Steiner, P. M. 2008. Can nonrandomized experiments yield accurate answers? A randomized experiment comparing random and nonrandom assignments. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 103(484): 1334-1344.