An Overview of Causal Inference

In this video, two experts on causal inference–CEHD Director James J. Heckman and Josea Pearl, Professor of Computer Science at University of California Los Angeles–review the development of methods in this field. These talks were presented The 2012 Causal Inference Symposium  on December 12, sponsored by the Quantitative Methodology Program at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.

Presentations include:

  • The Mathematics of Causal Inference: Use it or Lose It – Josea Pearl (3:01)
  • Causal Analysis after Haavelmo: Definitions and a Unified Analysis of Identification of Recursive Causal Models (1:03:50)