gsynth-package: Generalized Synthetic Control Method

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Implements the generalized synthetic control method based on interactive fixed effect models.


Implements the generalized synthetic control method. It imputes counterfactuals for each treated unit using control group information based on a linear interactive fixed effects model that incorporates unit-specific intercepts interacted with time-varying coefficients.

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Yiqing Xu <>, University of California, San Diego

Licheng Liu <>, Tsinghua University


Yiqing Xu. 2017. "Generalized Synthetic Control Method: Causal Inference with Interactive Fixed Effects Models." Political Analysis, Vol. 25, Iss. 1, January 2017, pp. 57-76. Available at:

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