Journal of Statistical and Econometric Methods

Causal Effect Estimation Methods

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  • Abstract

    Relationship between two popular modeling frameworks of causal inference from observational data, namely, causal graphical model and potential outcome causal model is discussed. How some popular causal effect estimators found in applications of the potential outcome causal model, such as inverse probability of treatment weighted estimator and doubly robust estimator can be obtained by using the causal graphical model is shown. We confine to the simple case of binary outcome and treatment variables with discrete confounders and it is shown how to generalize results to cases of continuous variables.