There are several review articles, chapters, and books on program evaluation. Broadly defined representative examples include: Abadie and Cattaneo (2018), Angrist and Pischke (2009), Heckman and Vytlacil (2007), Imbens and Rubin (2015), Imbens and Wooldridge (2009), and Pearl, Glymour, and Jewell (2016), among many others. For RD methodology and empirical practice, we will employ the following background references: Cattaneo, Titiunik, and Vazquez-Bare (2017), Cattaneo, Idrobo, and Titiunik (2018a,b), and Cattaneo and Titiunik (2018). See Cattaneo, 2018, Syllabus
Matias D. Cattaneo - Syllabus - 2018，Short Course in Program Evaluation, - PDF -
Abadie, A., and M. D. Cattaneo (2018): “Econometric Methods for Program Evaluation,” Working Paper.
Angrist, J. D., and J.-S. Pischke (2009): Mostly Harmless Econometrics: An Empiricist’s Companion. Princeton.
Cattaneo, M. D., N. Idrobo, and R. Titiunik (2018a): A Practical Introduction to Regression Discontinuity Designs: Part I. In preparation for Cambridge Elements: Quantitative and Computational Methods for Social Science, Cambridge University Press.
(2018b): A Practical Introduction to Regression Discontinuity Designs: Part II. In preparation for Cambridge Elements: Quantitative and Computational Methods for Social Science, Cambridge University Press.
Cattaneo, M. D., and R. Titiunik (2018): “Regression Discontinuity Designs: A Review,” manuscript in preparation, University of Michigan.
Cattaneo, M. D., R. Titiunik, and G. Vazquez-Bare (2017): “Comparing Inference Approaches for RD Designs: A Reexamination of the Effect of Head Start on Child Mortality,” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 36(3), 643–681.
Heckman, J. J., and E. J. Vytlacil (2007): “Econometric Evaluation of Social Programs, Part I: Causal Models, Structural Models and Econometric Policy Evaluation,” in Handbook of Econometrics, vol. VI, ed. by J. Heckman, and E. Leamer, pp. 4780–4874. Elsevier.
Imbens, G. W., and D. B. Rubin (2015): Causal Inference in Statistics, Social, and Biomedical Sciences. Cambridge University Press.
Imbens, G. W., and J. M. Wooldridge (2009): “Recent Developments in the Econometrics of Program Evaluation,” Journal of Economic Literature, 47(1), 5–86.
Pearl, J., M. Glymour, and N. P. Jewell (2016): Causal Inference in Statistics: A Primer. John Wiley & Sons.
Wooldridge, J. (2010): Econometric Analysis of Cross-Section and Panel Data. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.