Incremental causal effects.

  title={Incremental causal effects.},
  author={Dominik Rothenhausler and Bin Yu},
This is a draft. The ignorability assumption is a key assumption in causal inference. It is commonly made, but often violated in observational studies. In this paper, we investigate a local version of this assumption for continuous treatments, where potential outcomes are independent of the treatment assignment only in a neighborhood of the current treatment assignment. Similarly, we introduce a local version of the overlap condition, where the positivity assumption only holds in a neighborhood… CONTINUE READING

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