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Causal Discovery with Unobserved Confounding and non-Gaussian Data

  title={Causal Discovery with Unobserved Confounding and non-Gaussian Data},
  author={Y. Samuel Wang and Mathias Drton},
  journal={arXiv: Methodology},
We consider the problem of recovering causal structure from multivariate observational data. We assume that the data arise from a linear structural equation model (SEM) in which the idiosyncratic errors are allowed to be dependent in order to capture possible latent confounding. Each SEM can be represented by a graph where vertices represent observed variables, directed edges represent direct causal effects, and bidirected edges represent dependence among error terms. Specifically, we assume… 

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