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Bounds on Treatment Effects in Regression Discontinuity Designs with a Manipulated Running Variable

François Gerard, Miikka Rokkanen, Christoph Rothe

NBER Working Paper No. 22892
Issued in December 2016, Revised in May 2018

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank Joshua Angrist, Wilbert van der Klaauw, Henrik Kleven, Ismael Mourifié, Johannes Schmieder, Edward Vytlacil and seminar audiences at Boston University, Columbia, Institute for Fiscal Studies, London School of Economics, Princeton, University College London, University of Jyvaskyla, University of Luxemburg, University of Toronto, University of Turku, University of Warwick, Yale and several conferences for their helpful comments. Earlier versions of this paper were circulated under the titles “Identification and Inference in Regression Discontinuity Designs with a Manipulated Running Variable” or “Bounds on Treatment Effects in Regression Discontinuity Designs under Manipulation of the Running Variable, with an Application to Unemployment Insurance in Brazil.” This research project was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation titled “Non-Standard Issues in Regression Discontinuity Designs.” The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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