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Strong Faithfulness and Uniform Consistency in Causal Inference Jiji Zhang & Peter Spirtes
 

Summary: Strong Faithfulness and Uniform Consistency in Causal Inference
Jiji Zhang & Peter Spirtes
Philosophy Department
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
{jiji, ps7z}@andrew.cmu.edu
Abstract
A fundamental question in causal inference
is whether it is possible to reliably infer the
manipulation effects from observational data.
There are a variety of senses of asymptotic
reliability in the statistical literature, among
which the most commonly discussed frequen-
tist notions are pointwise consistency and
uniform consistency (see, e.g. Bickel, Dok-
sum [2001]). Uniform consistency is in gen-
eral preferred to pointwise consistency be-
cause the former allows us to control the
worst case error bounds with a finite sample
size. In the sense of pointwise consistency,

  

Source: Andrews, Peter B. - Department of Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University

 

Collections: Mathematics