Causal Inference: the Remix

scott cunningham
Explaining econometrics, JHR Threads, academic opinions and personal reflection
Created 06 Mar 2021
  • Mixtape Sessions
    13 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 6 0
    Dear readers, A month or so ago I posted a substack entry saying that I was going to be starting an online class to teach causal inference. It had been something I had been thinking about for a long t...
  • The Much Quieter Revolution of Synthetic Control: Episode I
    08 Nov 2021 • 20 min read • 10 7
    An Introduction to Synthetic Control Though sometimes large social programs and public policy changes are randomized, that is more the exception than the rule. Most of the time, policy change occurs i...
  • Upcoming Workshops on Causal Inference, DiD and Synthetic Control
    16 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 8 0
    Some time late 2019, I began conducting workshops on causal inference to departments. I would be flown out and present for 2, sometimes 3, days on the material that is in my book, Causal Inference: th...
  • 2021 Economics Nobel Prize predictions
    06 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 12 1
    I grew up loving all major awards, be it the Academy Awards or the awards given out at the end of Little League baseball season. So obviously when I became an economist, that enthusiasm would continue...
  • Fourth annual (virtual) AEA5k 2022
    29 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 5 0
    Three years ago, myself and Daniel Bergstresser (Brandeis) organized a 5k race at the ASSA meetings. We called it the 1st Annual EconTwitter 5k bc at that time, it was really something for the economi...
  • Moving and Marriage in the US Military
    27 Sep 2021 • 14 min read • 7 4
    “Making Big Decisions: The Impact of Moves on Marriage Among US Personnel" by Susan Payne Carter and Abigail Wozniak, 2021, Journal of Human Resources, forthcoming. (URL) Introduction Growing up, I ha...
  • Three minimum wage papers walk into a bar...
    24 Sep 2021 • 30 min read • 10 0
    Introduction What is the effect of the minimum wage on labor markets? It mechanically raises the wages of employed workers at the bottom end of the wage distribution. But its effect on the overall emp...
  • Not Waving but Drowning
    10 Sep 2021 • 21 min read • 14 2
    Introduction I was recently asked to deliver a keynote speech on the “hidden curriculum” of economics at a mental healthcare conference. I usually consider the “hidden curriculum” as “all the stuff in...
  • Plans for Fall 2021 at Remix
    24 Aug 2021 • 1 min read • 11 1
    Good morning Vietnam! I hope everyone has had a great summer. After numerous weeks of teaching workshops including CodeChella, I am rested and ready for the fall. I wanted to share what papers I plan ...
  • Matrix Completion for Causal Models
    06 Jul 2021 • 14 min read • 9 5
    “To estimate average causal effect of the treated on the treated units, we impute the missing potential outcomes.” — Athey, et al. (2021) I’ve been a longtime admirer of Susan Athey and Guido Imbens s...
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