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{title:Title}
{p 4 8}{cmd:ikbw} {hline 2} computes optimal bandwidth for sharp RD, with local linear regressions and triangular kernel, following
Imbens and Kalyanaraman(2012).{p_end}
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{title:Data}
{p 4 8}You need to have a dataset with one outcome variable (Y) and one forcing variable (X).{p_end}
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{title:Syntax}
{p 4 8}{cmd:ikbw } {it:varlist(numeric)} {ifin}{cmd:,}
[CUToff(numlist)]
{p_end}
{p 4 8} where the capital letters indicate how you can abbreviate option names.{p_end}
{p 8 12}{cmd:varlist}: (required) enter the list of variables you want to regress in this order: outcome variable (Y) and forcing variable (X). {p_end}
{p 8 12}{cmd:[if]} or {cmd:[in]}: (optional) like in any other STATA command, to restrict the sample you want to obtain your estimates from. {p_end}
{p 8 12}{cmd:cutoff(numlist)} or {cmd:cut(numlist)}: (optional) the threshold that determines sharp assignment of treatment.
Individuals with forcing variable greater than or equal to the threshold are treated; otherwise, they are untreated.
The default value for cutoff is zero.{p_end}
{p 4 8}The code returns the scalars e(hwid): the optimal bandwidth;
and e(flag): number of singular matrices encountered during execution, in which case a pseudo-inverse is used.{p_end}
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{title:Example}
{p 4 8}Estimate the optimal IK bandwidth{p_end}
{p 8 8}{cmd:. ikbw Y X}{p_end}
{p 4 8}Estimate the optimal IK bandwidth using the specified threshold c{p_end}
{p 8 8}{cmd:. ikbw Y X, cut(c)}{p_end}
{title:References}
{p 4 8}Imbens, G., and Kalyanaraman, K. (2012),
Optimal Bandwidth Choice for the Regression Discontinuity Estimator.
{it:The Review of Economic Studies,} Volume 79, Issue 3, Pages 933-959.
{title:Contributor to this Code:} Wei Qian, University of Notre Dame.