Background Note | HBS Case Collection | February 1994

Causal Inference

by Arthur Schleifer Jr.


Discusses what causation is and what one can (and cannot) learn about causation from observational (nonexperimental) data.

Keywords: Decision Making; Data and Data Sets; Interests;


Schleifer, Arthur, Jr. "Causal Inference." Harvard Business School Background Note 894-032, February 1994.