Beyond LATE with a discrete instrument

Christian N. Brinch, Magne Mogstad, Matthew Wiswall

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Abstract

We show how a discrete instrument can be used to identify the marginal treatment effects under a functional structure that allows for treatment heterogeneity among individuals with the same observed characteristics and self-selection based on the unobserved gain from treatment. Guided by this identification result, we perform a marginal treatment effect analysis of the interaction between the quantity and quality of children. Our estimates reveal that the family size effects vary in magnitude and even sign and that families act as if they possess some knowledge of the idiosyncratic effects in the fertility decision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)985-1039
Number of pages55
JournalJournal of Political Economy
Volume125
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

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Treatment effects
Family size
Fertility
Interaction
Self-selection

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Brinch, C. N., Mogstad, M., & Wiswall, M. (2017). Beyond LATE with a discrete instrument. Journal of Political Economy, 125(4), 985-1039. https://doi.org/10.1086/692712

Beyond LATE with a discrete instrument. / Brinch, Christian N.; Mogstad, Magne; Wiswall, Matthew.

In: Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 125, No. 4, 2017, p. 985-1039.

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Brinch, CN, Mogstad, M & Wiswall, M 2017, 'Beyond LATE with a discrete instrument', Journal of Political Economy, vol. 125, no. 4, pp. 985-1039. https://doi.org/10.1086/692712
Brinch, Christian N. ; Mogstad, Magne ; Wiswall, Matthew. / Beyond LATE with a discrete instrument. In: Journal of Political Economy. 2017 ; Vol. 125, No. 4. pp. 985-1039.
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