This is a thesis on whether selection on observables is informative about selection on unobservables. By creating my own adaption to the paper of Black et al. (2015), I create a method by which one can investigate whether selection on observables is informative about selection on unobservables. Although this is pioneering research, I am able to provide some suggestive evidence that selection on observables is not informative about selection on unobservables. As a ‘by-product’ I found some evidence that it is sometimes better not to control for observables than to control for these variables.

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Thesis Advisor Webbink, H.D.
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/2105/38090
Series Economics
Citation
Kars, Tijmen. (2017, June 6). Is selection on observables informative about selection on unobservables? The correct answer is probably “No.”. Economics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2105/38090