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Causal Science Conference 2021

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On November 17, the newly-launched Stanford Causal Science Center (SC²) held its inaugural, in-person (Stanford-only) one-day conference at the Koret-Taube Conference Center.  The program consisted of talks by graduate students broadly working in areas related to causal science, from across the university.  The day concluded with a happy hour and reception for attendees.  Our intent is that this event can serve as an opportunity for the community to learn more about the breadth of work happening at Stanford, to forge new connections, and ultimately to help shape a shared path for the future success of SC².


Welcome 8:45AM - Guido Imbens

Session 1 9:00-10:15AM  
Gina Li Economics Becoming Dual: Measuring the Impact of Gaining Medicaid Coverage for Medicare Beneficiaries
Xinkun Nie Computer Science Perception of wildfire risk lowers appreciation of residential real estate in California » pdf
Elisabeth Paulson  Immigration Policy Lab The Deadline Effect in Dynamic Refugee Matching
Bruce Spang Computer Science Experimentation in Congested Networks » pdf
Session 2 10:45 AM - 12 PM  
Matthew Tyler Political Science Estimating the Effects of Events without Control Units » pdf
Nikos Ignatiadis Statistics, Noise-Induced Randomization in Regression Discontinuity Designs » pdf
Michael Pollmann Economics Causal Inference for Spatial Treatments » pdf
Shi Dong Electrical Engineering

Simple Agent, Complex Environment: Efficient Reinforcement Learning with Agent States » pdf

Lunch: 12 - 1 PM

Session 3

1:00-2:15 PM  
Apoorva Lal Political Science Robinson Regression for Spatial Covariate Adjustment » pdf
Dan Kluger Statistics Efficiency of kernel estimates for tie-breaker designs » pdf
Toby Nowacki Political Science Effect Heterogeneity and Causal Attribution in Regression Discontinuity Designs: Introducing the Moderation-in-Discontinuities Framework » pdf
Sanath Kumar Krishnamurthy Management Science and Engineering Quantifying and Optimizing the Bias-Variance trade-off for Contextual Bandits
Session 4 2:45-4:00 PM  
Hannah Li Management Science and Engineering Interference in Two-Sided Marketplace Experiments » pdf
Evan Munro Economics Treatment Effects in Market Equilibrium » pdf
Kevin Guo Statistics Some results on matching with replacement
Rachael C. (Rocky) Aikens Biomedical Informatics Assignment-Control Plots: A Visual Companion for Causal Inference Study Design


Reception to follow: 4:15pm - 5:30pm