Friday 3/23

3pm - 5pm: Crash course on causal mechanisms, Hall B, Science Center, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

7pm: Dinner for invited guests only, Russell House Tavern

Saturday 3/24, Conference, CGIS-South Basement

8:15am-8:45am: Breakfast

8:45am - 9am: Opening Remarks and Introduction, Dustin Tingley

9:00 - 10:25: Panel 1

Experimental Verification and the Pure (aka Natural) Direct Effect, Thomas Richardson

Causality, Mechanisms, and Statistics, Jamie Robins 

Inverse Odds Ratio-Weighted Estimation for Causal Mediation Analysis, Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen

Discussant: Ilya Shpitser

10:25 - 10:40: Coffee Break

10:40 - 12:30: Panel 2

A Three-way Decomposition of a Total Effect into Direct, Indirect, and Interactive Effects, Tyler VanderWeele

Identifying Causal Mechanisms in Experiments (primarily) based on Inverse Probability Weighting, Martin Huber

Compliance Mixture Modelling with a Zero Effect Complier Class and Missing Data, Michael Sobel

Accomodating Missingness When Assessing Surrogacy Via Principal Stratification, Michael Elliot

Discussant: Elizabeth Ogburn

12:30 - 1:30: Lunch

1:30 - 3:00: Panel 3

Identification and Sensitivity Analysis for Multiple Causal Mechanisms: Revisiting Evidence from Framing Experiments, Kosuke Imai and Teppei Yamamoto

Using Post-Treatment Variables to Establish Upper Bounds on Causal Effects: Assessing Executive Selection Procedures in New Democracies, Adam Glynn and Nahomi Ichino

An Experimental Investigation of the Democratic Peace, Michael Tomz

Discussant: Matthew Blackwell

3:00 - 3:15: Coffee Break

3:15 - 4:45: Panel 4

Analyzing Causal Mechanisms: A Formal Approach Using Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGs), Carly Knight and Chris Winship

Using Marginal Structural Models to Estimate the Direct Effect of Adverse Childhood Social Conditions on Onset of Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Stroke, Arijit Nandi

Methods to Assess Confounder Bias Applied to an Anabolic Steroid Prevention Program, David MacKinnon

Discussant: Samir Soneji

4:45 - 5:00: Closing Remarks

7pm: Dinner, Grafton Street