On the definition of a confounder

2 Apr 2013 Tyler J. VanderWeele Ilya Shpitser

The causal inference literature has provided a clear formal definition of confounding expressed in terms of counterfactual independence. The literature has not, however, come to any consensus on a formal definition of a confounder, as it has given priority to the concept of confounding over that of a confounder... (read more)

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