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Causal Inference with Ranking Data: Application to Blame Attribution in Police Violence and Ballot Order Effects in Ranked-Choice Voting

  title={Causal Inference with Ranking Data: Application to Blame Attribution in Police Violence and Ballot Order Effects in Ranked-Choice Voting},
  author={Yuki Atsusaka},
While rankings are at the heart of social science research, little is known about how to analyze ranking data in experimental studies. This paper introduces a potential outcomes framework to perform causal inference when outcome data are ranking data. It clarifies the structure and multi-dimensionality of ranking data, introduces causal estimands tailored to ranked outcomes, and develops methods for estimation and inference. Furthermore, it extends the framework to partially ranked data by… 



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