The SISTER method: Mechanics and debate

Survey-based Imputation of Synthetic Traits used as Exogenous Regressors

In a 2015 ASR article, I introduced SISTER, a new method to estimate the causal effects of culture using migrant populations.  In a critical comment, Chou raises significant concerns about SISTER and concludes that the method is flawed. In a subsequent reply I contend that Chou’s conclusion is incorrect because it is based on a mischaracterization of the methods’ identification assumptions. Here you can download my original article, Chou's comment and my reply, together with supplementary material.

My 2015 ASR article       Chou's 2016 comment    My reply to Chou     A 10m clip on my ASR article (en Español)



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