Synth: An R Package for Synthetic Control Methods in Comparative Case Studies
Author(s)Abadie, Alberto; Diamond, Alexis; Hainmueller, Jens
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The R package Synth implements synthetic control methods for comparative case studies designed to estimate the causal e ects of policy interventions and other events of interest (Abadie and Gardeazabal 2003; Abadie, Diamond, and Hainmueller 2010). These techniques are particularly well-suited to investigate events occurring at an aggregate level (i.e., countries, cities, regions, etc.) and a ffecting a relatively small number of units. Bene ts and features of the Synth package are illustrated using data from Abadie and Gardeazabal (2003), which examined the economic impact of the terrorist conflict in the Basque Country.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Political Science
Journal of Statistical Software
UCLA Statistics/American Statistical Association
Abadie, Alberto, Alexis Diamond and Jens Hainmueller. "Synth: An R Package for Synthetic Control Methods in Comparative Case Studies." Journal of Statistical Software, June 2011, Volume 42, Issue 13, p.1-17.
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