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11 February 2008

Rubin on 'Direct and Indirect Effects'

This Wednesday the applied statistics workshop presents Donald Rubin -- Department of Statistics, Harvard University – who will present, “Direct and Indirect Causal Effects: An unhelpful distinction?" Don has suggested the following papers provide a helpful background to his talk:

2003 - “Assumptions Allowing the Estimation of Direct Causal Effects: Discussion of `Healthy,
Wealthy, and Wise? Tests for Direct Causal Paths Between Health and Socioeconomic
Status’ by Adams et al.’”. Journal of Econometrics, 112, pp. 79-87. (With F. Mealli.)

2004 - “Direct and Indirect Causal Effects Via Potential Outcomes.” The Scandinavian Journal of
Statistics, 31, pp. 161-170; 196-198, with discussion and reply

2005 “Causal Inference Using Potential Outcomes: Design, Modeling, Decisions.”
The Journal of the American Statistical Association, 100, 469, pp. 322-331.

The workshop meets at 12 noon in room N-354 CGIS-Knafel (1737 Cambridge St) with a light lunch, with presentations usually beginning at 1215.

Posted by Justin Grimmer at 10:33 AM