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Impossible inference in econometrics: theory and applications to regression discontinuity, bunching, and exogeneity tests
(Escola de Pós-Graduação em Economia da FGV, 2017-10)
This paper presents necessary and su cient conditions for tests to have trivial power. By inverting these impractical tests, we demonstrate that the bounded con dence regions have error probability equal to one. This theo- ...
Electoral rules, political competition and fiscal spending: regression discontinuity evidence from brazilian municipalities
We exploit a discontinuity in Brazilian municipal election rules to investigate whether political competition has a causal impact on policy choices. In municipalities with less than 200,000 voters mayors are elected with ...
Efecto Incumbente en elecciones municipales: un análisis de regresión discontinua para Guatemala
(Universidad Alberto Hurtado. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2015)
The Impact of Grade Retention on Juvenile Crime
(Universidad de Chile. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2016)
Using detailed administrative and individual data on schooling and crime records from Chile, we estimate the effect of grade retention between 4th and 8th grade on juvenile crime. We base our research on the rule which ...
Short and long-term effects of a child-labor ban
This is the first study that investigates the short and long-term causal effects of a child-labor ban. We explore the law that increased minimum employment age from 14 to 16 in Brazil in 1998 and uncover its impact on time ...
The relationship between federal budget amendments and local electoral power
(Elsevier Science Bv, 2015-09)
The objectives of this paper are twofold. First, we investigate whether politicians use resources from the federal budget to maintain and expand their political capital. Second, we examine whether such strategy is rewarded ...
Do loans for higher education lead to better salaries? - evidence from a regression discontinuity approach for Colombia
(Bogotá - Universidad de los Andes, Facultad de Economía, CEDE, 2014)
Credit for low-income students and access to and academic performance in higher education in Colombia - a regression discontinuity approach
(Bogotá - Universidad de los Andes, Facultad de Economía, CEDE, 2015)
Information, market incentives, and student performance: Evidence from a regression discontinuity design in Brazil
(University of Wisconsin Press, 2018)
We use a discontinuity on the test score disclosure rule for the National Secondary Education Examination in Brazil to test whether test score disclosure affects student performance in public and private schools. We find ...