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Estimation and Inference of Heterogeneous Treatment Effects using Random Forests
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We develop a nonparametric causal forest for estimating heterogeneous treatment effects that extends Breiman’s widely used random forest algorithm. Expand
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Generalized Random Forests
We propose generalized random forests, a method for non-parametric statistical estimation based on random forests (Breiman, 2001) that can be used to fit any quantity of interest identified as theExpand
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Approximate Residual Balancing: De-Biased Inference of Average Treatment Effects in High Dimensions.
There are many settings where researchers are interested in estimating average treatment effects and are willing to rely on the unconfoundedness assumption, which requires that the treatmentExpand
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Dropout Training as Adaptive Regularization
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We develop a natural semi-supervised algorithm that uses unlabeled data to create a better adaptive regularizer for generalized linear models, and show that it consistently boosts the performance of dropout training. Expand
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Efficient Policy Learning
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We propose a new approach to this problem motivated by the theory of semiparametrically efficient estimation, and establish strong guarantees for the asymptotic utilitarian regret of the resulting policy. Expand
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Quasi-Oracle Estimation of Heterogeneous Treatment Effects
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Flexible estimation of heterogeneous treatment effects lies at the heart of many statistical challenges, such as personalized medicine and optimal resource allocation. Expand
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Sequential selection procedures and false discovery rate control
Summary We consider a multiple-hypothesis testing setting where the hypotheses are ordered and one is only permitted to reject an initial contiguous block of hypotheses. A rejection rule in thisExpand
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Confidence intervals for random forests: the jackknife and the infinitesimal jackknife
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We study the variability of predictions made by bagged learners and random forests, and show how to estimate standard errors for these methods. Expand
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High-Dimensional Asymptotics of Prediction: Ridge Regression and Classification
We provide a unified analysis of the predictive risk of ridge regression and regularized discriminant analysis in a dense random effects model. We work in a high-dimensional asymptotic regime whereExpand
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Estimating Treatment Effects with Causal Forests: An Application
We apply causal forests to a dataset derived from the National Study of Learning Mindsets, and consider resulting practical and conceptual challenges. In particular, we discuss how causal forests useExpand
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