rddensity: Manipulation Testing Based on Density Discontinuity

Density discontinuity testing (a.k.a. manipulation testing) is commonly employed in regression discontinuity designs and other program evaluation settings to detect perfect self-selection (manipulation) around a cutoff where treatment/policy assignment changes. This package implements manipulation testing procedures using the local polynomial density estimators: rddensity() to construct test statistics and p-values given a prespecified cutoff, rdbwdensity() to perform data-driven bandwidth selection, and rdplotdensity() to construct density plots.

Package details

AuthorMatias D. Cattaneo, Michael Jansson, Xinwei Ma
MaintainerXinwei Ma <x1ma@ucsd.edu>
LicenseGPL-2
Version2.2
Package repositoryView on CRAN
Installation Install the latest version of this package by entering the following in R:
install.packages("rddensity")

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rddensity documentation built on March 4, 2021, 9:09 a.m.