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Code and data for the paper "Amnesty Policy and Elite Persistence in the Postbellum South: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design"

Please cite the paper if you use this code for academic research:

@article{poulos2021amnesty,
  title={Amnesty Policy and Elite Persistence in the Postbellum South: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design},
  author={Poulos, Jason},
  journal={Journal of Historical Political Economy},
  volume={1},
  number={3},
  pages={353--375},
  year={2021},
  publisher={Now Publishers, Inc.}
}

Prerequsites

  • R >= 3.5.0 (tested on 4.0.2)

  • package-list.R # required R packages

  • requires X11 and png graphics capabilities. Open R and type capabilities() to check.

Instructions

  1. Make directory for plots: mkdir data/plots

  2. chmod +x code/main.sh and run from the command line. code/main.R prepares data and outputs RD plots, RD estimates, and descriptive plots. By default, it uses trained models for record linkage.

  3. The file code/power-indiv.R performs individual-level power analysis. Defaults to run.

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