Propensity Score Matching

Institution: see Organisers & Acknowledgements

Program of study: International Research Workshop

Lecturer: Rafael Rucha (Leuphana University Lüneburg)

Date: 05.10.2011, 09:00 – 17:30

Room: n.s.

Max. number of participants: 25

Semester periods per week: n.s.

Credit Points: 5 CP for participating in the whole IRWS

Language of instruction: English/German (depending on participants)


1. Potential Outcome Approach and the Fundamental Evaluation Problem
2. Parameters of Interest and Selection Bias
3. Propensity Score Matching
3.a. Assumptions
3.b. Propensity Score Estimation
3.c. Matching Algorithms
3.d. Evaluation of Matching
3.e. Effect Estimation
4. Further Topics:
4.a. Matching Combined with Other Methods
4.b. Sensitivity Analysis
4.c. Outlook

You have to register for the 5th International Research Workshop to participate in this course.