PS 236: The Statistics of Causal Inference in the Social Sciences
Course information
Professor: Jas Sekhon [homepage
 email]
GSI: Charlie Gibbons [homepage
 email]
Lecture: Tuesdays, 47
Location: Wheeler 220
Section: Wednesdays, 57
Location: Wheeler 122
My office hours: Wednesday 35
Location: Barrows Hall, 7th floor GSI meeting room
Announcements
Class on November 11th is cancelled.
GenMatch example R code posted.
Problem Set 4 is due in class on November 18 (note date change).
The Estimation Strategy Assumptions handout was updated on October
31.
Handouts
Refresher on Probability and Matrix
Operations
Random Variables: Expectations
and Variances
Introduction to Estimating
Treatment Effects
Randomization Inference
Matching: An Overview
Instrumental Variables
Causal Effects Estimation
Strategy Assumptions
Regression Discontinuity
R Code
Introduction [code  data]
Random Variables [code]
Functions [code]
OLS simulations [code]
Randomization Inference [code]
Plotting [code  data]
Matching [code  data]
GenMatch [code]
Bootstrapping [code  data]
Balance statistics tables and LaTeX output [code]
Problem sets
Solutions to the problem sets have been removed. Please email
me and I would be happy to share them with you.
Problem Set 1 [solutions  code]
Problem Set 2 [solutions  code]
Problem Set 3 [data
 solutions  code]
Problem Set 4 [data
 solutions  code]
Problem Set 5 [data
 codebook  solutions  code]
Other resources
Rocio Titiunik
has taught this course in the past and her course pages should
serve as an invaluable resource.
Fall 2006
Fall
2007
Spring
2008
Notes
on R: A Programming Environment for Data Analysis and Graphics
R quick reference
card
Econometrics
in R
Matrix
algebra reference site
My teaching materials are licensed under a
Creative Commons AttributionNoncommercial 3.0 United States License.
