Ivy: Instrumental Variable Synthesis for Causal Inference

11 Apr 2020Zhaobin KuangFrederic SalaNimit SohoniSen WuAldo Córdova-PalomeraJared DunnmonJames PriestChristopher Ré

A popular way to estimate the causal effect of a variable x on y from observational data is to use an instrumental variable (IV): a third variable z that affects y only through x. The more strongly z is associated with x, the more reliable the estimate is, but such strong IVs are difficult to find... (read more)

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