Identification of Causal Effects: A Methodological Review


  • Pedro Medeiros Teixeira


16/06/2020 - 14:00


Via Zoom


The present work is a methodological review of the two most common frameworks to address questions that involves causality: Rubin’s potential outcomes and Pearl’s graphical models. The main purpose is to discuss identification issues clarifying the assumptions behind each approach, pointing out disagreements and, when feasible, finding areas whereboth frameworks are complementaries. Besides that, it is analysed some practical details of Difference-in-Differences and Synthetic Control, two methods that adopts the potential outcomes as the framework and are widely used in policy evaluation literature.

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Membros da banca: 

  • Rodrigo dos Santos Targino (orientador) - FGV EMAp
  • Claudio José Struchiner - FGV EMAp
  • Marcelo Fernandes - FGV EESP