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RATest: A collection of randomization tests. Current version implements a permutation test for testing the continuity of the baseline covariates in RDD.
(Joint with Ignacio Sarmiento-Barbieri)

Brackground paper: Canay and Kamat (2017)

Description: This version of RATest package implements the approximate permutation test proposed by Canay and Kamat (2017) for testing the null hypothesis of continuity of the distribution of the baseline covariates at the cutoff in the Regression Discontinuity Design (RDD). We revisit the construction of permutation tests in general, and their properties under the approximate group invariance in particular. We illustrate these ideas and the proposed package in the context of the RDD of Lee (2008).

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This research was supported by the Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Summer fellowship 2017.