Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, vol. 5A, Volume 5A by Gilles Duranton, Vernon Henderson, William Strange

By Gilles Duranton, Vernon Henderson, William Strange

Developments in methodologies, agglomeration, and a variety of utilized matters have characterised contemporary advances in nearby and concrete experiences. quantity five concentrates on those advancements whereas treating conventional matters equivalent to housing, the prices and advantages of towns, and coverage matters past local inequalities. individuals make a behavior of mixing conception and empirics in each one bankruptcy, guiding learn amid a development in utilized economics in the direction of structural and quasi-experimental techniques. basically extraordinary from the recent monetary Geography lined through quantity four, those articles characteristic a global technique that positions contemporary advances in the self-discipline of economics and society at huge.

  • Editors are famous as leaders and will allure a world record of contributors
  • Regional and concrete experiences curiosity economists in lots of subdisciplines, comparable to hard work, improvement, and public economics
  • Table of contents combines theoretical and utilized topics, ensuring broad attract readers 

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All other treatment effects can be viewed as weighted averages of various combinations of MTEs. Unconditional quantile treatment effects (QTEs) of Abadie et al. (2002) provide information about the distribution of treatment effects, as indexed by the realization of outcome variables. The QTE for quantile τ is the difference in the τth quantile of the y1 and y0 distributions, which in this case is the τth quantile of the distribution f(B(X, U)). QTEs are informative about whether the treatment differentially influences different parts of the distribution of the outcome of interest.

First, those who move more frequently are weighted more heavily in the calculation of the city size effect β. If more able people with higher wage growth potential move more often, they receive higher weight in the estimation of β. If this is the case, their types U are oversampled from the MTE distribution B(X, U), and β may thus highly overstate the ATE. Moreover, the fact that moves are more prevalent soon after labor force entry means that the fixed effect estimator recovers the causal effect of city size primarily for those early in their working lives and not for the average stage in one’s career.

Instead, depending on how the treatment is assigned, we are potentially able to recover various modelagnostic statistics about the distribution of B(X, U) over the population. Note that we restrict the coefficients on observables X to be functions only of U. To account for potential nonlinear impacts of X (that interact with U), one can define X to include polynomial terms and interactions. 2 In a few cases, researchers have assumed that unboservables do not differ over time and have attempted to estimate individual treatment effects by causing individual fixed effects to interact with a treatment variable.

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