Synth: Synthetic Control Group Method for Comparative Case Studies
Version 1.1-5

Implements the synthetic control group method for comparative case studies as described in Abadie and Gardeazabal (2003) and Abadie, Diamond, and Hainmueller (2010, 2011, 2014). The synthetic control method allows for effect estimation in settings where a single unit (a state, country, firm, etc.) is exposed to an event or intervention. It provides a data-driven procedure to construct synthetic control units based on a weighted combination of comparison units that approximates the characteristics of the unit that is exposed to the intervention. A combination of comparison units often provides a better comparison for the unit exposed to the intervention than any comparison unit alone.

AuthorJens Hainmueller <jhain@stanford.edu> and Alexis Diamond <adiamond@fas.harvard.edu>
Date of publication2014-01-27 00:37:42
MaintainerJens Hainmueller <jhain@stanford.edu>
LicenseGPL (>= 2)
Version1.1-5
URL http://www.stanford.edu/~jhain
Package repositoryView on CRAN
InstallationInstall the latest version of this package by entering the following in R:
install.packages("Synth")

Popular man pages

collect.optimx: Collect results from optimx optimization methods
fn.V: Loss Function for nested optimization of W and V weights
gaps.plot: Plots Gap in Outcome Trajectories between the Treated its...
path.plot: Plots Outcome Trajectories for Treated Unit and its Synthetic...
spec.pred.func: Special Predictor Function for Dataprep
synth: Constructs synthetic control units for comparative case...
synth.tab: Creates Tables that Summarize Results of Synthetic Control...
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All man pages Function index File listing

Man pages

basque: Panel Data from Spanish Regions to demonstrate the use of the...
collect.optimx: Collect results from optimx optimization methods
dataprep: Constructs a list of matrices from panel dataset to be loaded...
fn.V: Loss Function for nested optimization of W and V weights
gaps.plot: Plots Gap in Outcome Trajectories between the Treated its...
path.plot: Plots Outcome Trajectories for Treated Unit and its Synthetic...
spec.pred.func: Special Predictor Function for Dataprep
synth: Constructs synthetic control units for comparative case...
synth.data: Panel Data to demonstrate the use of the Synthetic Control...
synth.tab: Creates Tables that Summarize Results of Synthetic Control...

Functions

basque Man page
collect.optimx Man page Source code
dataprep Man page Source code
fn.V Man page Source code
gaps.plot Man page Source code
onAttach Source code
path.plot Man page Source code
spec.pred.func Man page Source code
synth Man page Source code
synth.data Man page
synth.tab Man page Source code

Files

inst
inst/CITATION
NAMESPACE
GPL-2
data
data/basque.rda
data/basque.RData
data/synth.data.RData
data/synth.data.rda
R
R/path.plot.R
R/gaps.plot.R
R/collect.optimx.R
R/synth.tab.R
R/fn.V.R
R/dataprep.R
R/spec.pred.func.R
R/synth.R
R/zzz.R
MD5
DESCRIPTION
LICENSE.note
man
man/dataprep.Rd
man/gaps.plot.Rd
man/spec.pred.func.Rd
man/synth.data.Rd
man/fn.V.Rd
man/synth.tab.Rd
man/synth.Rd
man/basque.Rd
man/path.plot.Rd
man/collect.optimx.Rd
GPL-3
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