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6655. Advanced Causal Inference with Data

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: EPSY 6651 and EPSY 5610

Grading Basis: Graded

This course is an exploration of the problems that arise in making inferences about causal effects from non-experimental data and some potential solutions to those problems. Topics covered include: regression approaches to causal inference; paradoxes that arise when interpreting non-experimental data; the ?potential outcomes? approach to causal inference (often called Rubin?s Causal Model); univariate and multivariate matching methods; multivariate distance measures; propensity score estimation methods; using the propensity score to match, subclassify and weight; Instrumental Variables applications of Rubin?s Causal Model; Directed Acyclic Graphs.

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