Through two empirical studies, we explore various methods that can be used to estimate the average treatment effect of a dichotomous policy variable. The first essay uses many cross-sectional program evaluation techniques and applies them to a micro-level data set. The second essay assesses the effect of a macro-level intervention on outcome variables with the use of time-series approaches.Four different prices by state are available: (i) price of head per ounce, (ii) price of head per gram, (iii) price of leaf per ounce, ... We also deflate each statea#39;s weighted average price of marijuana by the statea#39;s CPI, and apply logarithmic function.
|Title||:||Essays on the Econometrics of Program Evaluation|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|