James J. Heckman, Rodrigo Pinto

This paper presents an econometric mediation analysis. It considers identification of production functions and the sources of output effects (treatment effects) from experimental interventions when some inputs are mismeasured and others are entirely omitted.

JEL Codes
D24: Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
C21: Single Equation Models; Single Variables: Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions
C43: Index Numbers and Aggregation; Leading indicators
C38: Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Classification Methods; Cluster Analysis; Factor Models
production function
mediation analysis
measurement error
missing inputs