• Mathematics, Computer Science
  • Published in UAI 2004

Selection of Identifiability Criteria for Total Effects by using Path Diagrams

@inproceedings{Kuroki2004SelectionOI,
  title={Selection of Identifiability Criteria for Total Effects by using Path Diagrams},
  author={Manabu Kuroki and Zhihong Cai},
  booktitle={UAI},
  year={2004}
}
Pearl has provided the back door criterion, the front door criterion and the conditional instrumental variable (IV) method as identifiability criteria for total effects. In some situations, these three criteria can be applied to identifying total effects simultaneously. For the purpose of increasing estimating accuracy, this paper compares the three ways of identifying total effects in terms of the asymptotic variance, and concludes that in some situations the superior of them can be recognized… CONTINUE READING

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