WS-Detecting Causation in Political and Policy Studies - 24/01/2020

NASP is glad to announce the workshop


Detecting Causation
in Political and Policy Studies

24 January 2020
Room A
NASP Graduate School
Via Pace, 10 - Milan


FIRST SESSION: 09.30 – 13.00
Chair: Alessia Damonte (University of Milan)

Welcome from the local organizers

Daniel Little (University of Michigan-Dearborn)
A Realist Ontology of Causation

Andrew Bennett (Georgetown University)
Causal Inference and Policy Evaluation from Case Studies Using Bayesian Process Tracing

Markus Siewert (University of Greifswald) (via Skype)
The Many Threats from Heterogeneity that Can Spoil Multi-Method Research


SECOND SESSION: 14.00 – 18.00
Chair and discussant: Erich Battistin (University of Maryland)

Leonce Röth (University of Cologne)
Proof by Retrieving Causal Chains: Directed Acyclic Graphs and SEMS

Federico Bianchi (University of Brescia) and Flaminio Squazzoni (University of Milan)
Opening the Black Box of Social Causation With Agent-Based Models

Alessia Damonte and Fedra Negri (University of Milan)
Causalities in Policy Studies and Beyond: To Each Its Own, and Conditionally Matching




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