The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Propensity Score

  • Jinyong Hahn
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Propensity score is an object often discussed in evaluation studies. It is defined as the conditional probability of treatment given covariates. It has attracted attention for its potential to control for the bias in the presence of high dimensional covariates.


Asymptotic theory Conditional probability Covariate matching Dimensionality Evaluation research Finite sample theory in econometrics Matching Nonparametric models and methods Propensity score 

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