An alternative to synthetic control for models with many covariates under sparsity

25 May 2020Marianne BléhautXavier D'HaultfoeuilleJérémy L'HourAlexandre B. Tsybakov

The synthetic control method is a an econometric tool to evaluate causal effects when only one unit is treated. While initially aimed at evaluating the effect of large-scale macroeconomic changes with very few available control units, it has increasingly been used in place of more well-known microeconometric tools in a broad range of applications, but its properties in this context are unknown... (read more)

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