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dc.contributor.authorGreiner, Daniel James
dc.contributor.authorRubin, Donald B.
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-25T18:47:07Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationJames Greiner & Don Rubin, Causal Effects of Perceived Immutable Characteristics, 93 Rev. Econ. & Stat. 775 (2011).en_US
dc.identifier.issn0034-6535en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:11337403
dc.description.abstractDespite their ubiquity, observational studies to infer the causal effect of a so-called immutable characteristic, such as race or sex, have struggled for coherence, given the unavailability of a manipulation analogous to a “treatment” in a randomized experiment and the danger of posttreatment bias. We demonstrate that a shift in focus from actual traits to perceptions of them can address both of these issues while facilitating articulation of other critical concepts, particularly the timing of treatment assignment. We illustrate concepts by discussing the designs of various studies of the role of race in trial court death penalty decisions.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press)en_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1162/REST_a_00110en_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/REST_a_00110en_US
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dc.titleCausal Effects of Perceived Immutable Characteristicsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalReview of Economics and Statisticsen_US
dash.depositing.authorGreiner, Daniel James
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dc.identifier.doi10.1162/REST_a_00110*
dash.contributor.affiliatedGreiner, James
dash.contributor.affiliatedRubin, Donald


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