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Long, Vigdor, Wething, and Co-authors Publish New Working Paper on Boundary Discontinuity Methods

Posted: 6/23/2022 (CSDE in the News)

CSDE Affiliates Mark Long, Jacob Vigdor, and CSDE Fellowship Alumna Hilary Wething recently published a National Bureau of Economics working paper with co-authors Ekaterina Jardim, Robert Plotnick, and Emma van Inwegen. The research was partially funded by CSDE. The research team demonstrate the weaknesses of boundary discontinuity as a causal method in policy research.  They do so by estimating spillover effects of minimum wage increases on neighboring jurisdictions using geographically precise, longitudinal data.

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