gsynth: Generalized Synthetic Control Method

Generalized synthetic control method: causal inference with interactive fixed-effect models. It imputes counterfactuals for each treated unit using control group information based on a linear interactive fixed effects model that incorporates unit-specific intercepts interacted with time-varying coefficients. This method generalizes the synthetic control method to the case of multiple treated units and variable treatment periods, and improves efficiency and interpretability. Data must be in form of a balanced panel with a dichotomous treatment.

Version: 1.0.3
Imports: Rcpp (≥ 0.12.3), ggplot2 (≥ 2.1.0), GGally (≥ 1.0.1), doParallel (≥ 1.0.10), foreach (≥ 1.4.3), abind (≥ 1.4.5)
LinkingTo: Rcpp, RcppArmadillo
Published: 2017-03-13
Author: Yiqing Xu, University of California, San Diego
Maintainer: Yiqing Xu <yiqingxu at>
License: GPL-2
NeedsCompilation: yes
Materials: README
CRAN checks: gsynth results


Reference manual: gsynth.pdf
Package source: gsynth_1.0.3.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X El Capitan binaries: r-release: gsynth_1.0.3.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-oldrel: gsynth_1.0.3.tgz
Old sources: gsynth archive


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