On making causal claims : A review and recommendations

  title={On making causal claims : A review and recommendations},
  author={John Antonakis and Samuel Bendahan and Philippe Jacquart and Rafael Lalive},
Social scientists often estimate models from correlational data, where the independent variable has not been exogenouslymanipulated; they alsomake implicit or explicit causal claims based on thesemodels.When can these claimsbemade?Weanswer this questionby first discussing design and estimation conditionsunderwhichmodel estimates can be interpreted, using the randomized experiment as the gold standard. We show how endogeneity –which includes omitted variables, omitted selection, simultaneity… CONTINUE READING
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