The CIRG Journal Club meets monthly on Fridays from 3-4:30pm. Typically one or two students, researchers, and faculty lead a group discussion of a paper, sometimes presenting their own work. Please contact Alex Breskin ( or Sam Rosin ( with questions, or to sign up to lead a discussion. You can also sign up using the following Google Form: Link.

Upcoming Journal Club Meetings

Date Leader(s)Paper(s) or Topic(s)Time and Location

Past Journal Club Meetings

DateLeader(s)Paper(s) or Topic(s)
Friday, March 22, 2019Paul Zivich"Cross-Fitting and Fast Remainder Rates for Semiparametric Estimation" by Whitney Newey and James Robins. ArXiv Link
Friday, February 15, 2019Daniel WestreichElias Bareinboim and Judea Pearl. "A general algorithm for deciding transportability of experimental results." Journal of Causal Inference 1.1 (2013): 107-134. Link
Friday, January 25, 2019Stephen Cole"Risk and Tradeoffs" by Lara Buchak. Erkenn (2014) 79(Suppl 6): 1091. Link
Friday, November 30, 2018Bryan Blette"Randomization for the direct effect of an infectious disease intervention in a clustered study population" by Daniel J. Eck, Olga Morozova, and Forrest W. Crawford. arXiv:1808.05593. arXiv Link
Friday, November 9, 2018Alex BreskinDaniel, Rhian M. "Double Robustness." Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online: 1-14. doi:10.1002/9781118445112.stat08068. (Link)
Friday, September 28, 2018Michael HudgensBowers, J., Fredrickson, M.M. and Panagopoulos, C., 2013. Reasoning about interference between units: A general framework. Political Analysis, 21(1), pp. 97-124. (Link)

Loh, W.W., Hudgens, M.G., Clemens, J.D., Ali, M. and Emch, M.E., 2018. Randomization inference with general interference and censoring. arXiv preprint arXiv:1803.02302. (Link)
Tuesday, August 7, 2018Ben Langworthy and Sam RosinAngrist, J.D., Imbens, G.W., and Rubin, D.B., 1996. Identification of Causal Effects Using Instrumental Variables. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 91(434), pp. 444-455. (JSTOR Link)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018Shaina Mitchell and Sam RosinContinuation of Monday, June 25, 2018 meeting.
Monday, June 25, 2018Shaina Mitchell and Sam RosinKosuke Imai, Luke Keele, and Dustin Tingley (2010). A General Approach to Causal Mediation Analysis. Psychological Methods, Vol. 15, No. 4, 309 –334. (Link)

Kosuke Imai, Luke Keele, and Teppei Yamamoto (2010). Identification, Inference, and Sensitivity Analysis for Causal Mediation Effects. Statistical Science, Vol. 25, No. 1, 51–71. (Link)