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EuroCIM workshop: Causal machine learning

Evaluating treatment effects using observational data increasingly requires adjustment for a high-dimensional set of covariates in order to control confounding. This is the result of a lack of comparability between treated and untreated subjects in possibly many (pre-treatment) factors that are also related to outcome. While such adjustment is routinely achieved via parametric modelling, it is not entirely satisfactory as model misspecification is likely, and even relatively minor misspecifications over the observed data range may induce large bias in the treatment effect estimate. Unsurprisingly, machine learning methods are increasingly being used to assist in this task.  

This workshop will cover the use of machine learning in causal effects estimation. It should also be of interest to researchers who rely on variable selection procedures in their data analyses. 

This workshop will consist of 2 parts. Participants can register for either parts or both. 

Part 1: Introductory workshop (09.00 - 11.00 BST)  

  • 09.00 - 09.45: Session 1 - Introduction to causal machine learning 
  • 09.45 - 10.00: Break  
  • 10.00 - 10.45: Session 2 - Causal machine learning in action 
  • 10.45 - 11.00: Q&A  

Please note that this session is now fully booked. 

Registration link for the introductory workshop  

Part 2: Advanced workshop (13.00 - 16.00 BST)  

  • 13.00 - 13.45: Session 3 - Calculating the canonical gradient of an estimand 
  • 13.45 - 14.00: Break  
  • 14.00 - 14.45: Session 4 - Hands-on calculating the canonical gradient of an estimand 
  • 14.45 - 15.00: Break  
  • 15.00 - 15.45: Session 5 - The von mises expansion 
  • 15.45 - 16.00: Q&A 

Registration link for the advanced workshop

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This workshop will be followed by a conference on “methods” on 19 May. 

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  • Please note that the sessions will not be recorded.
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Registration required. Please follow the webinar links. Free and open to all.