タイトル:”Some Remarks on the Causal Inference for Historical Persistence”
A growing body of literature examines the relationships between historical events and contemporary economic outcomes. Using detailed historical data and contemporary microdata from individuals and/or households, recent studies estimate causal effects. In this paper, we discuss conceptual and econometric issues inherent in the causal inference following the potential outcomes framework. We also discuss a simple alternative approach that is coherent with this framework.