Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/50849
Authors: 
Donzé, Laurent
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
Arbeitspapiere // Konjunkturforschungsstelle, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich 65
Abstract: 
We apply different matched-pair methods to evaluate the policy of sustaining the adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies by Swiss firms and we compare it in decomposing the selection bias. In this aim we present the evaluation problem, the decomposition of the selection bias and the estimation techniques used. We base our study on the J. Heckman and al. (1998)'s paper. The empirical results show that the matched-pair method proposed by J. Heckman and al. (1998) is not necessarily better than the alternative methods usually used. The multiple imputations technique, which we propose too, appears to be remarkably good. The impact of the policy of sustaining the new technologies is weak.
Subjects: 
Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
Matching
Propensity Score
Selection Bias
Multiple Imputations
Swiss Firms
Business Survey
Adoption of Technologies
Participation to a Programme
JEL: 
C4
C5
L2
L6
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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