Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/62517
Authors: 
Biewen, Martin
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6730
Abstract: 
This paper proposes a comprehensive, path-independent decomposition formula of changes into ceteris paribus effects and interaction effects. The formula implies a reassessment of sequential decomposition methods that are widely used in the literature and that are restrictive in how they treat interaction effects. If counterfactual outcomes are correctly specified, it may also be viewed as a description of certain aspects of causality in the situation where more than one causal influence is present.
Subjects: 
ceteris paribus effects
interaction effects
Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition
JEL: 
J31
J71
C02
D31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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