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April 2020

[POSTPONED] Guido Imbens – The Applied Econometrics Professor and Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

April 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
E18-304

*Please note: this event has been POSTPONED until Fall 2020* See MIT’s COVID-19 policies for more details.   About the author: Prof. Guido Imbens’ primary field of interest is Econometrics. Research topics in which he is interested include: causality, program evaluation, identification, Bayesian methods, semi-parametric methods, instrumental variables. Guido Imbens does research in econometrics and statistics. His research focuses on developing methods for drawing causal inferences in observational studies, using matching, instrumental variables, and regression discontinuity designs. Guido Imbens is Professor…

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[POSTPONED] The Blessings of Multiple Causes

David Blei (Columbia University)

April 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
E18-304

  *Please note: this event has been POSTPONED until Fall 2020* See MIT’s COVID-19 policies for more details. Title: The Blessings of Multiple Causes Abstract: Causal inference from observational data is a vital problem, but it comes with strong assumptions. Most methods require that we observe all confounders, variables that affect both the causal variables and the outcome variables. But whether we have observed all confounders is a famously untestable assumption. We describe the deconfounder, a way to do causal…

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May 2020

[POSTPONED] Michael Kearns – Professor and National Center Chair, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania

May 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
E18-304

*Please note: this event has been POSTPONED until Fall 2020* See MIT’s COVID-19 policies for more details.

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