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PhD Measurement and Assessment: PHDMAC770 - Advanced Methods for Causal Inference from Data

Course Description

This course introduces advanced concepts and methods for causal inference from data. The course will introduce students to both the statistical theory and practice behind making causal inferences. Topics covered in the course include causal identification, the g-formula, potential outcomes, experiments, matching, regression discontinuity designs, g-estimation of structural nested models, causal mediation analysis, methods to handle unmeasured confounding, inverse probability weighting of marginal structural models, difference-in-differences, instrumental variables estimation, sensitivity analysis, dynamic causal inference, and more. The course will draw upon examples from social sciences.