Simplifying Matching Methods for Causal Inference

Presentation Date: 

Thursday, June 1, 2017


Abt Associates, Cambridge MA

Presentation Slides: 

In this talk, Gary King introduces methods of matching for causal inference that are simpler, more powerful, and easier to understand than prior approaches. He also shows that the most commonly used existing method, propensity score matching, should almost never be used. Easy-to-use software is available to implement all methods discussed. Copies of his papers and software are available at his web site,