Empirical Economics

, Volume 49, Issue 1, pp 1–31

Radius matching on the propensity score with bias adjustment: tuning parameters and finite sample behaviour

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00181-014-0847-1

Cite this article as:
Huber, M., Lechner, M. & Steinmayr, A. Empir Econ (2015) 49: 1. doi:10.1007/s00181-014-0847-1

Abstract

Using a simulation design that is based on empirical data, a recent study by Huber et al. (J Econom 175:1–21, 2013) finds that distance-weighted radius matching with bias adjustment as proposed in Lechneret et al. (J Eur Econ Assoc 9:742–784, 2011) is competitive among a broad range of propensity score-based estimators used to correct for mean differences due to observable covariates. In this companion paper, we further investigate the finite sample behaviour of radius matching with respect to various tuning parameters. The results are intended to help the practitioner to choose suitable values of these parameters when using this method, which has been implemented in the software packages GAUSS, STATA and R.

Keywords

Propensity score matching Radius matching Selection on observables Empirical Monte Carlo study Finite sample properties 

JEL Classification

C21 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Huber
    • 1
  • Michael Lechner
    • 1
  • Andreas Steinmayr
    • 1
  1. 1.Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research (SEW)University of St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland

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