Inferring causal relations by modelling structures


  • Michel Mouchart Université Catholique de Louvain
  • Federica Russo University of Kent at Canterbury
  • Guillaume Wunsch Université Catholique de Louvain



This paper provides an overview of structural modelling in its close relation to explanation and causation. It stems from previous works by the authors and stresses the role and importance of the notions of invariance, recursive decomposition, exogeneity and background knowledge. It closes with some considerations about the importance of the structural approach for practicing scientists.


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How to Cite

Mouchart, M., Russo, F., & Wunsch, G. (2010). Inferring causal relations by modelling structures. Statistica, 70(4), 411–432.