Description Usage Arguments Value Author(s) References See Also Examples

Fits linear first- and second-stage models using weighted linear regression.

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`X` |
Matrix of covariates and treatment, including constant if intercept is desired. |

`Y` |
Vector outcome. |

`Z` |
Matrix of covariates and instrument, including constant if intercept is desired. |

`weights` |
Observation weights. |

`...` |
Additional arguments to |

A list with the second stage model fit,
as returned by `lm.wfit`

.

Peter Aronow <peter.aronow@yale.edu>, Dean Eckles <dean@deaneckles.com>, Kyle Peyton <kyle.peyton@yale.edu>

Peter M. Aronow and Allison Carnegie. (2013). Beyond LATE: Estimation of the average treatment effect with an instrumental variable. *Political Analysis*.

`compliance.score`

for calculating compliance scores used in example.

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# Load example dataset, see help(FoxDebate) for details
data(FoxDebate)
# Estimate compliance scores with covariates, assuming (default)
# case of two-sided non-compliance.
covmat <- with(FoxDebate, cbind(partyid, pnintst, watchnat, educad, readnews, gender,
income, white))
cscoreout <- with(FoxDebate, compliance.score(D = watchpro, Z = conditn,
W = covmat))
# Extract vector of estimated compliance scores
cscore <- cscoreout$C.score
# Winsorising as described in Aronow and Carnegie (2013)
N <- length(FoxDebate[, "infopro"])
alpha <- 0.275
qcscore <- quantile(cscore, 1 / (N^alpha))
cscore[cscore < qcscore] <- qcscore
# IPW reweighting step Aronow and Carnegie (2013) use for missing data
Ymis <- is.na(FoxDebate[,"infopro"])
IPWweight <- 1 / (1 - predict(glm(Ymis ~ covmat, family = binomial(link = "probit")),
type = "response"))
IPWweight[Ymis] <- 0
# Compute LATE via 2SLS with IPW weights. This replicates
# Table 2 Column 1 in Aronow and Carnegie (2013)
outputTSLS <- with(FoxDebate, tsls.wfit(X = cbind(1, covmat, watchpro), Y = infopro,
Z = cbind(1, covmat, conditn), weights = IPWweight))
round(outputTSLS$coefficients, 2)
# Compute ATE via 2SLS with (IPW weights / compliance scores). This
# replicates Table 2 Column 2 in Aronow and Carnegie (2013)
outputICSW <- with(FoxDebate, tsls.wfit(cbind(1, watchpro, covmat), infopro,
cbind(1, conditn, covmat), w = IPWweight / cscore))
round(outputICSW$coefficients, 2)
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