Causal Inference in the Presence of Latent Variables and Selection Bias

  title={Causal Inference in the Presence of Latent Variables and Selection Bias},
  author={Peter Spirtes and Christopher Meek and Thomas S. Richardson},
We show that there is a general, informative and reliable procedure for discovering causal relations when, for all the investigator knows, both latent variables and selection bias may be at work. Given information about con­ ditional independence and dependence rela­ tions between measured variables, even when latent variables and selection bias may be present, there are sufficient conditions for re­ liably concluding that there is a causal path from one variable to another, and sufficient… CONTINUE READING
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