We thank Sebastian Calonico, Max Farrell, Michael Jansson, Xinwei Ma, Kenichi Nagasawa, Rocío Titiunik, and Gonzalo Vazquez-Bare for many enlightening and insightful discussions over the years. Cattaneo gratefully acknowledges financial support from the National Science Foundation through grants SES-1357561 and SES-1459931.
As part of this volume preparation, a research conference was held at the University of Michigan on May 19–20, 2016. Details on this conference can be found online (https://sites.google.com/site/aie38rdd/conference). Cattaneo thanks MITRE at the University of Michigan’s Department of Economics and the National Science Foundation (through grants SES-1357561 and SES-1459931) for providing financial and logistical support, without which the Advances in Econometrics conference would have not been possible. In addition, we thank Alberto Abadie, Josh Angrist, Martha Bailey, Michael Jansson, Pat Kline, and Jeff Wooldridge for agreeing to serve in the conference scientific committee. We also thank Alberto Abadie, Tim Armstrong, Martha Bailey, Quentin Brummet, Federico Bugni, Gray Calhoun, Sebastian Calonico, Otavio Bartalotti, Max Farrell, Thomas Fomby, Margherita Fort, Brigham Frandsen, Sebastian Galiani, Andreas Hagemann, Nicolas Idrobo, Hugo Jales, Michael Jansson, Luke Keele, Lutz Kilian, Michal Kolesar, Arthur Lewbel, Xinwei Ma, Justin McCrary, Patrick McEwan, Walter Mebane, Jose Luis Montiel Olea, Kenichi Nagasawa, Zhuan Pei, Andres Santos, Rocío Titiunik, Gonzalo Vazquez-Bare, and Tim Vogelsang for attending and providing excellent feedback during the conference.
Last but not least, we are also very thankful to many of the scholars listed above, who generously agreed to serve as anonymous reviewers of the chapters published in this volume. Their invaluable and constructive comments and suggestions certainly improved the overall quality of this volume.
Matias D. Cattaneo
Juan Carlos Escanciano
(2017), "Prelims", Regression Discontinuity Designs (Advances in Econometrics, Vol. 38), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. i-xxv. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0731-905320170000038020
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