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Alberto Abadie is Professor of Public Policy.
His main research areas are econometrics, labor economics, and
public finance. In his research, Alberto Abadie has developed
econometric methods to evaluate the effects of public programs. In
addition, as a native of the Basque region of Spain, Alberto Abadie
has long been interested in issues concerning terrorism. Alberto
Abadie's recent research uses data and economic models to analyze
the causes and consequences of terrorism. He received his PhD in
economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives
in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Abadie, Alberto, Alexis Diamond and Jens Hainmueller. "Synth: An R
Package for Synthetic Control Methods in Comparative Case Studies."
Journal of Statistical Software 42.13 (June 2011): 1-17.
Abadie, Alberto, Alexis Diamond, and Jens Hainmueller. "Synthetic
Control Methods for Comparative Case Studies: Estimating the Effect
of California’s Tobacco Control Program." Journal of the
American Statistical Association 105.490 (June 2010): 493-505.
Abadie, Alberto, and Guido W. Imbens. "On the Failure of the
Bootstrap for Matching Estimators." Econometrica 76.6
(November 2008): 1537-1557.
Abadie, Alberto, and Guido W. Imbens. "Large Sample Properties of
Matching Estimators for Average Treatment Effects."
Econometrica 74.1 (2006): 235-267.
Abadie, Alberto. "Semiparametric Difference-in-Differences
Estimators." Review of Economic Studies 72.1 (2005): 1-19.
Abadie, Alberto. "Semiparametric Instrumental Variable Estimation
of Treatment Response Models." Journal of Econometrics 113.2
Abadie, Alberto, and Javier Gardeazabal. "The Economic Costs of
Conflict: A Case-Control Study for the Basque Country." American
Economic Review 93.1 (2003): 113-132.
Abadie, Alberto, Joshua Angrist, and Guido W. Imbens. "Instrumental
Variables Estimates of the Effect of Subsidized Training on the
Quantiles of Trainee Earnings." Econometrica 70.1 (2002):
Abadie, Alberto. "Bootstrap Tests for Distributional Treatment
Effects in Instrumental Variable Models." Journal of the
American Statistical Association 97 (2002): 284-292.
Abadie, Alberto. ""Breeding Terror."." New York Post,
December 22, 2004.