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Causal inference with instruments and other supplementary variables

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Instrumental variables have been used for a long time in the econometrics literature for the identification of the causal effect of one random variable, B, on another, C, in the presence of unobserved confounders. In the classical continuous linear model, the causal effect can be point identified by studying the regression of C on A and B on A, where A is the instrument. An instrument is an instance of a supplementary variable which is not of interest in itself but aids identification of caus...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Catherine's College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Statistics
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Publication date:
2008
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:df2961da-0843-421f-8be4-66a92e6b0d13
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ora:2803

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