Causal Subclassification Tree Algorithm and Robust Causal Effect Estimation via Subclassification


  •  Tomoshige Nakamura    
  •  Mihoko Minami    

Abstract

In observational studies, the existence of confounding variables should be attended to, and propensity score weighting methods are often used to eliminate their e ects. Although many causal estimators have been proposed based on propensity scores, these estimators generally assume that the propensity scores are properly estimated. However, researchers have found that even a slight misspecification of the propensity score model can result in a bias of estimated treatment effects. Model misspecification problems may occur in practice, and hence, using a robust estimator for causal effect is recommended. One such estimator is a subclassification estimator. Wang, Zhang, Richardson, & Zhou (2020) presented the conditions necessary for subclassification estimators to have $\sqrt{N}$-consistency and to be asymptotically well-defined and suggested an idea how to construct subclasses.


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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-7032
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-7040
  • Started: 2012
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