The Mathematics of Causal Inference
Forthcoming, IMS 2013 Medallion Lecture VI, Proceedings of the Joint Statistical Meetings Conference, 2013.
15 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2013
Date Written: September 25, 2013
This paper reviews concepts, principles and tools that have led to a coherent mathematical theory of causation based on structural models. The theory provides solutions to a number of problems in causal inference, including questions of confounding control, policy analysis, mediation, missing data and the integration of data from diverse studies.
Keywords: Causal Inference, confounding, mediation, missing data, meta analysis
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