Causality: Models, Reasoning, and InferenceWritten by one of the preeminent researchers in the field, this book provides a comprehensive exposition of modern analysis of causation. It shows how causality has grown from a nebulous concept into a mathematical theory with significant applications in the fields of statistics, artificial intelligence, philosophy, cognitive science, and the health and social sciences. Pearl presents a unified account of the probabilistic, manipulative, counterfactual and structural approaches to causation, and devises simple mathematical tools for analyzing the relationships between causal connections, statistical associations, actions and observations. The book will open the way for including causal analysis in the standard curriculum of statistics, artifical intelligence, business, epidemiology, social science and economics. Students in these areas will find natural models, simple identification procedures, and precise mathematical definitions of causal concepts that traditional texts have tended to evade or make unduly complicated. This book will be of interest to professionals and students in a wide variety of fields. Anyone who wishes to elucidate meaningful relationships from data, predict effects of actions and policies, assess explanations of reported events, or form theories of causal understanding and causal speech will find this book stimulating and invaluable. Professor of Computer Science at the UCLA, Judea Pearl is the winner of the 2008 Benjamin Franklin Award in Computers and Cognitive Science. 
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Contents
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ACE(X actions algebraic algorithm analysis arrows Artificial Intelligence associated assumptions axioms backdoor criterion backdoor paths Bayesian networks calculus causal diagram causal effect causal inference causal model causal relationships Chapter coefficients compute concepts conditional independence conditional probability confounding consider correlation counterfactual covariance dseparated defined Definition dependent derived direct effect directed acyclic graph do(x econometrics equivalent estimate evaluation event example exogeneity experimental explanation expression factors Figure formal given graph graphical Greenland hypothetical identifiable implies instrumental variables interpretation intervention joint distribution Judea Pearl linear logic Markov Markovian mathematical measure mechanisms minimal nodes notion observed variables obtain P(yx parameters parents path coefficients Pearl potentialoutcome predict probabilistic causality problem quantities query random represents Robins rules Science Section semantics set of variables Simpson's paradox specific Spirtes statistical structural equation models structural model subset sufficient Theorem theory tion treatment unobserved Yx(u