Time: November 7, 2014 at 9am to November 8, 2014 at 4pm
Location: Temple University Center City
Street: 1515 Market Street
Website or Map: http://www.statisticalhorizon…
Event Type: training, seminar
Organized By: Statistical Horizons LLC
Latest Activity: Jul 14, 2014
Taught by Felix Elwert, Ph.D.
This course offers an in-depth survey of modern instrumental variables (IV) analysis. IV analysis is an important quasi-experimental technique with numerous applications in economics, the social and biomedical sciences, business, marketing, and education.
IVs allow us to get unbiased estimates of causal effects even when there is selection bias, unobserved confounding, or imperfect compliance. The technique applies equally to randomized trials and observational studies. IV analysis is a very powerful tool—as long as the underlying assumptions are met.