Synthetic Control Method
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The synthetic control method is a statistical method to evaluate treatment effect in comparative case studies. It creates a synthetic version of treated units by weighting variables and observations in the control group.
- Synthetic Control Methods require data on outcomes in the group that receives the treatment as well as the group that does not - for both pre- and post-treatment periods
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This article is part of the topic Quasi-Experimental Methods.
 Abadie, Alberto, Alexis Diamond, and Jens Hainmueller. "Comparative politics and the synthetic control method." American Journal of Political Science 59, no. 2 (2015): 495-510.