Statistical Science


Workshop on The Regression Discontinuity Design: Methodological Issues and Applications in Economics, Statistics and Epidemiology

This workshop aims at discussing recent methodological issues and applications of the regression discontinuity design (RDD). The RDD is an econometric quasi-experimental design aimed at estimating the causal effects of a treatment by exploiting naturally occurring or externally imposed treatment rules. 

In this workshop, we aim at mixing and cross-fertilise the perspectives of Economists, Statisticians and Epidemiologists. The workshop will consist of different sessions mixing speakers broadly coming from an Economics background with speakers broadly coming from a statistical one. 

The workshop is jointly organised by the UCL Department of Statistical Science and CEMMAP. It also serves as an end-of-project event for an MRC-funded research project (MR/K01438/1) aimed at exploring the application of the RDD to evaluating the effects of drugs and treatments in primary care.

The workshop will be held at the Institute of Fiscal Studies (Conference Room) on June 27th 2017 from 9.30am to 5.30pm - please fill the registration form at the bottom of this page

The list of confirmed speakers is the following.