netchain: Inferring Causal Effects on Collective Outcomes under Interference

In networks, treatments may spill over from the treated individual to his or her social contacts and outcomes may be contagious over time. Under this setting, causal inference on the collective outcome observed over all network is often of interest. We use chain graph models approximating the projection of the full longitudinal data onto the observed data to identify the causal effect of the intervention on the whole outcome. Justification of such approximation is demonstrated in Ogburn et al. (2018) <arXiv:1812.04990>.

Version: 0.1.0
Imports: Rcpp (≥ 0.12.17), Matrix, gtools, stringr, stats, igraph
LinkingTo: Rcpp
Suggests: knitr, rmarkdown, testthat, R.rsp
Published: 2019-01-16
Author: Elizabeth Ogburn [aut], Ilya Shpitser [aut], Youjin Lee [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Youjin Lee <ylee160 at>
License: GPL (≥ 3) | file LICENSE
NeedsCompilation: yes
Materials: README
CRAN checks: netchain results


Reference manual: netchain.pdf
Vignettes: Estimation of probability associated with collective counterfactual outcomes
Package source: netchain_0.1.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X binaries: r-release: netchain_0.1.0.tgz, r-oldrel: netchain_0.1.0.tgz


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