Center for Causal Inference Symposium

Domino Effect


Thursday, June 24, 2021


10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT/7:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. PDT


This event is free and will take place on Zoom.

Register to Attend and/or Submit an Abstract.


At the heart of policy analysis is cause and effect: How can we determine or quantify the actual impact of an action or policy? Without proper methods, recklessly inferring cause and effect from observed relationships can inform unhelpful policies at best, and dangerous ones at worst. More than ever, the research community needs the development and understanding of causal inference methods.

We are now accepting submissions to the 2021 RAND Center for Causal Inference (CCI) Inaugural Symposium, hosted by the RAND CCI. This one-day interdisciplinary virtual symposium will offer researchers the opportunity to present and learn about cutting-edge causal inference research in statistics, econometrics, and other quantitative fields.

Event Format

The symposium will include 6-8 presentations, each lasting 25 minutes and followed by 10 minutes of a discussant section with audience Q&A.

How to Participate

We are currently soliciting submissions on:

  1. novel causal inference methods
  2. software demonstrations of new causal inference packages, and/or
  3. applications of cutting-edge causal inference methods

(Bonus: Presenters will receive a Center for Causal Inference glass drinking bottle!)

Researchers interested in presenting should submit an abstract via the online form by May 1, 2021. Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words.

Individuals interested in attending the event can register online.


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