Working Papers and Pre-Prints

The Balancing Act in Causal Inference
Eli Ben-Michael, Avi Feller, David Hirshberg, José Zubizarreta
arXiv

Safe Policy Learning through Extrapolation: Application to Pre-trial Risk Assessment
Eli Ben-Michael, D. James Greiner, Kosuke Imai, Zhichao Jiang
arXiv

Using Multitask Gaussian Processes to Estimate the Effect of a Targeted Effort to Remove Firearms
David Arbour, Eli Ben-Michael, Avi Feller, Alex Franks, and Steven Raphael
arXiv

Is It Who You Are or Where You Are? Accounting for Compositional Differences in Cross-Site Treatment Variation
Benjamin Lu, Eli Ben-Michael, Avi Feller, and Luke Miratrix
arXiv

The Effect of a Targeted Effort to Remove Firearms from Prohibited Persons on State Murder Rates
Eli Ben-Michael, Avi Feller, and Steven Raphael
Working Paper

Interpretable Sensitivity Analysis for Balancing Weights
Dan Soriano, Eli Ben-Michael, Peter Bickel, Avi Feller, and Sam Pimentel
arXiv

Multilevel Calibration Weighting for Survey Data
Eli Ben-Michael, Avi Feller, and Erin Hartman
arXiv

Varying Impacts of Letters of Recommendation on College Admissions:
Approximate Balancing Weights for Subgroup Effects in Observational Studies
Eli Ben-Michael, Avi Feller, and Jesse Rothstein
arXiv

Hospital Quality Risk Standardization via Approximate Balancing Weights
Luke Keele, Eli Ben-Michael, Avi Feller, Rachel Kelz, and Luke Miratrix
arXiv

Publications

Synthetic Controls with Staggered Adoption
Eli Ben-Michael, Avi Feller, and Jesse Rothstein
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B. 2021+
NBER arXiv

The Augmented Synthetic Control Method
Eli Ben-Michael, Avi Feller, and Jesse Rothstein
Journal of the American Statistical Association. 2021+
Journal Site NBER arXiv

A trial emulation approach for policy evaluations with group-level longitudinal data
Eli Ben-Michael, Avi Feller, and Elizabeth Stuart
Epidemiology. 2021
Journal Site arXiv

Layoffs and the mental health and safety of remaining workers:
a difference-in-differences analysis of the US aluminium industry
Holly Elser, Eli Ben-Michael, David Rehkopf, Sepideh Modrek, Ellen A Eisen, Mark R Cullen.
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2019
Journal Site

Open Source Software

augsynth: R package for augmented synthetic controls and synthetic controls with staggered adoption
github

multical: R package for multilevel calibration
github

Presentations

Safe policy learning through extrapolation
JHU Causal Inference Seminar
slides

Double regression with post-stratification for high dimensional survey data
Polmeth XXXVIII
slides

Asian Polmeth VII & ASQPSIX
slides

BigSurv20
slides

A trial emulation approach for policy evaluations with group-level longitudinal data
APPAM 2020
slides

Variation in impacts of letters of recommendation on college admissions decisions
Joint Statistical Meetings 2021
ASA Student Paper Award winner
slides

RAND Center for Causal Inference Symposium
slides

Polmeth XXXVII
slides

Synthetic Controls and Weighted Event Studies with Staggered Adoption
CICADAS seminar at JHU
slides

ENAR 2021
slides

Online Causal Inference Seminar
slides video

Econometric Society World Congress 2020
slides

Joint Statistical Meetings 2020
SFASA Student Travel Award winner
slides

2019 Berkeley-Stanford Econometrics Jamboree
slides

Atlantic Causal Inference Conference 2019
Thomas Ten Have Award runner up
poster

Multi-level balancing weights for multi-site observational studies
Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness Spring 2019 Conference
slides

The Augmented Synthetic Control Method
2018 European Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society
slides

Matrix Constraints and Multi-Task Learning for Covariate Balance
UAI Causal Workshop 2018
slides

Atlantic Causal Inference Conference 2018
poster