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Estimation of Bounds on Potential Outcomes For Decision Making

  title={Estimation of Bounds on Potential Outcomes For Decision Making},
  author={Maggie Makar and Fredrik D. Johansson and John Guttag and D. Sontag},
  booktitle={ICML 2020},
  • Maggie Makar, Fredrik D. Johansson, +1 author D. Sontag
  • Published in ICML 2019
  • Computer Science, Mathematics
  • Estimation of individual treatment effects is commonly used as the basis for contextual decision making in fields such as healthcare, education, and economics. However, it is often sufficient for the decision maker to have estimates of upper and lower bounds on the potential outcomes of decision alternatives to assess risks and benefits. We show that, in such cases, we can improve sample efficiency by estimating simple functions that bound these outcomes instead of estimating their conditional… CONTINUE READING
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