Simple Examples of Estimating Causal Effects Using Targeted Maximum Likelihood Estimation
We present a brief overview of targeted maximum likelihood for estimating the causal effect of a single time point treatment and of a two time point treatment. We focus on simple examples demonstrating how to apply the methodology developed in (van der Laan and Rubin, 2006; Moore and van der Laan, 2007; van der Laan, 2010a,b). We include R code for the single time point case.
Michael Rosenblum and Mark J. van der Laan. 2010. "Simple Examples of Estimating Causal Effects Using Targeted Maximum Likelihood Estimation" U.C. Berkeley Division of Biostatistics Working Paper Series
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