## General Links

syllabus

readings

a great econometrics textbook

notes on iterating expectations

notes on variance

useful R resource site

useful Stata resource site

## Lectures

1 causal identification

– [do you get “causation”? test yourself.]

2 estimation and statistical inference for an ideal experiment

–
[cov-adj-sim.R]

– [great blog post pt 1]
[pt 2]

– [tight estimates of conditional variance]

3 linear regression and approximation inference

– [R code for examples]

4 regression and causal effects

5 notions of bias I (biased data)

6 notions of bias II (biased methods)

– [nice slides on graphs for post-treatment conditioning]

– [notes on post-treatment proxy control with DAGs]

7 matching and weighting

– [a public service message on matching]

– [more on comparing matching methods]

8 robust inference I

– [useful blog posts: I
II
III
Diovan side effects
V
VI
VII]

– [degrees of freedom adjustments for clustering & panel data]

9 robust inference II

– [R code for examples]

– [bootstrap lecture notes from the master]

– [bootstrap blog post from the master]
[part 2]

– [notes on how to use and implement bootstrap]

10 causal inference with instrumental variables I

– [how to think about IV when you’re confused]

– [IV then and now]

– [a lament on crappy IV]

– [don’t do IV]
[do IV]

11 causal inference with instrumental variables II

– [how the Fulton Fish market worked]

– [what it looks like today]

– [classical simultaneous equations]

12 repeated observations I

– [R simulation]

– [“fixed effects” confusion blog discussion]

13 repeated observations II

– [nice triple diffs video]

14 regression discontinuity I

– [RD porn]

– [bandwidth selection primer]

– [are close elections RDDs confounded?]

15 regression discontinuity II

– [primer on kink design]

16 moderators, mediators, and causal explanation I

17 moderators, mediators, and causal explanation II

18 distributional effects and quantile regression

– [R code for censored quantile reg]

– [beyond Oaxaca-Blinder: quantile decompositions]

19 multiple outcomes and multiple testing

– [guidance on multiple comparisons adjustments]

– [why you don’t need to adjust for all the tests in your life]

– [multiple comparisons scenarios]

– [inverse covariance weighting vs. factor analysis: pt. I
Paxil withdrawal symptoms]

20 missing data and attrition

21 limited dependent variables I

22 limited dependent variables II

– [Ladislaus Bortkiewicz, horsekicks, and the Poisson distribution]

23 machine learning and causal inference

– [kernel trick]

– [hastie et al. textbook]

– [blog w/ good machine learning + causality posts]

24 generalization and interpretation

## Homework

Homework 1: assignment
[data]
[CLT notes with example simulation in R]

Homework 2: assignment

Homework 3: assignment
[replication archive]

Homework 4: assignment
[data]
[codebook]
[R prep code]
[R MatchIt]
[Stata teffects]

Homework 5: assignment
[paper]
[replication materials]

Homework 6: assignment
[rep materials for #2]

Homework 7: assignment

Homework 8: assignment
rep materials
anes data