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A Critical Look at the Consistency of Causal Estimation with Deep Latent Variable Models

  title={A Critical Look at the Consistency of Causal Estimation with Deep Latent Variable Models},
  author={Severi Rissanen and Pekka Marttinen},
  booktitle={Neural Information Processing Systems},
Using deep latent variable models in causal inference has attracted considerable interest recently, but an essential open question is their ability to yield consistent causal estimates. While they have demonstrated promising results and theory exists on some simple model formulations, we also know that causal effects are not even identifiable in general with latent variables. We investigate this gap between theory and empirical results with analytical considerations and extensive experiments… 

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