55th Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "World Renaissance: Changing roles for people and places", 25-28 August 2015, Lisbon, Portugal
A Structural Marginal Model and Inverse Probability of Treatment Weighting (IPTW) estimation strategy is proposed in a dynamic 2-dimensional treatment setting in order to identify and estimate both the direct and the indirect average treatment effects of a policy over time. This approach is used to assess the effect of public capital subsidisation on the competitiveness of firms in the hotel sector in a place-based subsidisation public policy. A positive effect of the policy is estimated on several hotel performance indicators. Moreover, we found that a hotel?s performance depend on whether many or few hotels in its own destination are subsidised.