The causal manipulation and Bayesian estimation of chain event graphs
Riccomagno, Eva and Smith, J. Q., 1953- (2005) The causal manipulation and Bayesian estimation of chain event graphs. Working Paper. Coventry: University of Warwick. Centre for Research in Statistical Methodology. (Working papers).
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Discrete Bayesian Networks (BNs) have been very successful as a framework both for inference and for expressing certain causal hypotheses. In this paper we present a class of graphical models called the chain event graph (CEG) models, that generalises the class of discrete BN models. This class is suited for representing conditional independence and sample space structures of asymmetric models. It retains many useful properties of discrete BNs, in particular admitting conjugate estimation. It provides a flexible and expressive framework for representing and analysing the implications of causal hypotheses, expressed in terms of the effects of a manipulation of the generating underlying system.We prove that, as for a BN, identifiability analyses of causal effects can be performed through examining the topology of the CEG graph, leading to theorems analogous to the Backdoor theorem for the BN.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Statistics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Graphical modeling (Statistics), Bayesian statistical decision theory|
|Series Name:||Working papers|
|Publisher:||University of Warwick. Centre for Research in Statistical Methodology|
|Place of Publication:||Coventry|
|Number of Pages:||36|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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