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Identification of Causal Diffusion Effects Under Structural Stationarity.

  title={Identification of Causal Diffusion Effects Under Structural Stationarity.},
  author={Naoki Egami},
  journal={arXiv: Methodology},
  • Naoki Egami
  • Published 2020
  • Computer Science, Mathematics
  • arXiv: Methodology
Although social and biomedical scientists have long been interested in the process through which ideas and behaviors diffuse, the identification of causal diffusion effects, also known as peer and contagion effects, remains challenging. Many scholars consider the commonly used assumption of no omitted confounders to be untenable due to contextual confounding and homophily bias. To address this long-standing problem, we examine the causal identification under a new assumption of structural… Expand
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