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Home | Events Archive | Webinar: Handling Spillover Effects in Empirical Research

Webinar: Handling Spillover Effects in Empirical Research

  • Series
    Erasmus Finance Seminars
  • Speakers
    Tobias Berg (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany)
  • Field
    Finance, Finance
  • Location
    Online Semniar
  • Date and time

    September 15, 2020
    15:30 - 16:45

co-authored with Daniel Streitz (Copenhagen Business School)Despite their importance, the discussion of spillover effects in empirical research misses the rigor dedicated to endogeneity concerns. We show that i) even with random treatment, spillovers lead to an intricate bias in estimating treatment effects, ii) there is a trade-off between endogeneity and spillover concerns, iii) the practice of using individual level regressions to identify direct effects and aggregate level regressions to learn about spillover effects can lead to misleading conclusions. We develop a simple guidance for empirical researchers, apply it to two empirical settings, and highlight differences in the results compared to current empirical practice.

Link to the seminar:

Zoom Meeting:


Meeting ID: 995 2336 6469

Passcode: 165650

Some information and suggestions:

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