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Monday, Sep 22
Paula Fomby (Michigan), Family Complexity, Siblings, and Children's Aggressive Behavior at School Entry

Causal Inference Symposium Presentations

2012 Symposium

The most recent Causal Inference Symposium took place December 12, 2012. It was sponsored by the Quantitative Methodology Program at the Institute for Social Research.

Featured guest speakers were Judea Pearl, speaking on the mathematics of causal inference, and James Heckman, speaking on econometric causality.

A video file of the 2012 symposium is now available.
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Judea Pearl symposium slides
"The Mathematics of Causal Inference: Use It or Lose It"

James Heckman symposium slides
"Causal Analysis After Haavelmo: Definitions and a Unifed Analysis of Identifcation of Recursive Causal Models"

2009 Symposium

Video files for the 2009 Causal Inference Symposium are available below.
Thomas Cook, Northwestern University
"Reducing Bias in Observational Studies: The Relative Importance of Covariate Choice, Reliability of the Covariates and Mode of Data Analysis"

Josh Angrist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Instrumental Variables in Action: Sometimes You Get What You Need"