The Statistics of Causal Inference (SPS-METDI-CAU-21)

SPS-METDI-CAU-21


Department SPS
Course category SPS Foundation Seminar
Course type Seminar
Academic year 2021-2022
Term 1ST TERM
Credits 20 (EUI SPS Department)
Professors
Contact Dari, Jennifer
  Course materials
Sessions

05/10/2021 9:00-11:00 @ Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana

12/10/2021 9:00-11:00 @ Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana

19/10/2021 9:00-11:00 @ Refectory, Badia Fiesolana

26/10/2021 9:00-11:00 @ Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana

02/11/2021 9:00-11:00 @ Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana

09/11/2021 9:00-11:00 @ Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana

16/11/2021 9:00-11:00 @ Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana

23/11/2021 9:00-11:00 @ Refectory, Badia Fiesolana

30/11/2021 9:00-11:00 @ Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

07/12/2021 9:00-11:00 @ Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

Purpose

Do hospitals make people healthier? Is it a problem that more people die in hospitals than in bars? Does an additional year of schooling increase future earnings? Do parties that enter the parliament enjoy vote gains in subsequent elections? The answers to these questions (and many others which affect our daily life) involve the identification and measurement of causal links: an old problem in philosophy and statistics. To address this problem we either use experiments or try to mimic them by collecting information on potential factors
that may affect both treatment assignment and potential outcomes. Customary ways of doing this in the past entailed the specification of sophisticated versions of multivariate regressions. However, it is by now well understood that causality can only be dealt with during the design, not during the estimation process. The goal of this workshop is to familiarize participants with the logic of casual inference, the underlying theory behind it and introduce research methods that help us approach experimental benchmarks with observational
data.
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