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Synthetic controls is a method used to establish causality with observational data in the absence of an experiment. This model uses historical pre-treatment data on the outcome to choose a set of weights which when applied to a group of untreated units produce an optimally estimated counterfactual to the unit that actually received the treatment. This counterfactual tells us what would have happened to the treated unit had the treatment never occurred.

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Arbitrary functions Synthetic Control Time series

I am aware that in synthetic control you create the synthetic control time series by effectively creating a weighted average of the matched/donor controls (plus extra covariates). My question is, is ...
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Comparative study using synthetic control

I am currently working on an idea for a paper and I've had an idea for a "new" methodology, but I am not sure if it's correct to apply such a method or if I should modify it in some way. Basically ...
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Synthetic Controls vs Coarsened Exact Matching with weights vs Coarsened Exact Matching k2k

My question is mostly out of curiosity. How one should choose between synthetic controls and coarsened exact matching (CEM) when he/she wants to combine it with difference-in-difference design? ...
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Synthetic Control Method with Correlated Variables

I am interested in using the Synthetic Control Method to measure the effects of a certain policy. I am afraid that the synthetic control will not be accurate because the underlying variables that make ...
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Estimation of substitution effect

I have a market with three goods: PRODUCT_I,PRODUCT_II, PRODUCT_III. PRODUCT_I is banned by a policy, and its sales brought down to 0. I want to estimate to what extent PRODUCT_II and/or PRODUCT_III ...
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Synthetic control and unobserved confounders

The synthetic control (cohort) method is a very promising approach to causal inference that has been used in a number of interesting studies. It's particularly useful in situations where data are only ...
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Is this a strange relationship between individual and joint p-values?

I have two outcomes with 5 weekly effects for each one that stem from a synthetic cohort analysis. The two tables below show the p-value for each week (for the null that the effect is zero in that ...
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Experimental Design and Synthetic Cohort Methods

I have a problem that I have not seen in the literature or discussed online. I am trying to design an experiment where there will be very few treated geographic units, perhaps only one. You can think ...