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Difference in Differences for Causal Inference

Estimate effects by analyzing trends over time

  • Skill level

    Advanced
  • Time to complete

    Approx. 2 hours
  • Certificate of completion

    Included with paid plans
  • Prerequisites

    None

About this course

Sometimes you want to know what would have happened anyhow. For example, if a law didn’t go into effect, or a virus hadn’t swept through a country. We might be able to see some effect, but might not know exactly what to attribute it to. Difference in differences is a technique to estimate those effects by analyzing trends over time.

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