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The regression discontinuity design


The regression discontinuity design is a quasi-experimental quantitative method that assesses the impact of an intervention by comparing observations that are close to an eligibility threshold fixed by the authorities in charge of the policy under study. The existence of such a threshold (for instance, becoming eligible to a policy at a certain age or below a certain income level) generates a treatment group and a control group, in a manner similar to an experimental approach.
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hal-04103359 , version 1 (23-05-2023)



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Denis Fougère, Nicolas Jacquemet. The regression discontinuity design. LIEPP Methods Brief n°14, 2023. ⟨hal-04103359⟩
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