Minimal Sufficient Causation and Directed Acyclic Graphs

  title={Minimal Sufficient Causation and Directed Acyclic Graphs},
  author={Tyler J. VanderWeele and James M. Robins},
Notions of minimal su¢ cient causation are incorporated within the directed acyclic graph causal framework. Doing so allows for the graphical representation of su¢ cient causes and minimal su¢ cient causes on causal directed acyclic graphs whilst maintaining all of the properties of causal directed acyclic graphs. This in turn provides a clear theoretical link between two major conceptualizations of causality: one counterfactual-based and the other based on a more mechanistic understanding of… CONTINUE READING