Topic: Quasi-natural Experimental Framework and Examples: A Brief Reflection on the Combination of "Prohibition of Alcohol"
Lecturer: Shu Yang, School of Economics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Time: 14:00-16:00 p.m. 18th of September 2018（Tuesday）
Venue:B423, Zhixin Building
Abstract: The report will introduce the basic framework of quasi-natural experiment, including a) the concept of quasi-natural experiment, b) the difficulty of identifying processing effects - Introduction and function of natural experiment, c) the effect and difficulty of natural experiment - introduction of quasi-natural experiment, d) introduction of four basic forms of quasi-natural experiment - breakpoint regression, double difference and tendency. The principle, simple case, advantage and disadvantage of breakpoint regression, f) the principle, simple case, advantage and disadvantage of tendency score matching, advantage and disadvantage, using paradigm and its extension method, g) the principle, advantage and disadvantage of double difference, h) the brief introduction of IV and its advantages and disadvantages.
In addition, in connection with the "prohibition of alcohol" paper, we discuss the problems that quasi-natural experimental methods should face in application and paper writing: a) introduction part - how to link the consumption of high-end liquor with the growth of corruption; b) literature review part - how to sell articles, how to highlight the advantages of articles, c) Law part - What specific problems will be encountered when using quasi-natural experimental methods, what questions will be raised by reviewers, and how can we solve them? D) Concluding section - how to reasonably explain and verify the main conclusions of the article.