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We introduce a new method to estimate the Markov equivalence class of a directed acyclic graph (DAG) in the presence of hidden variables, in settings where the underlying DAG among the observed variables is sparse, and there are a few hidden variables that have a direct effect on many of the observed variables. Building on the so‐called low rank plus sparse framework, we suggest a two‐stage approach which first removes the effect of the hidden variables and then estimates the Markov equivalence class of the underlying DAG under the assumption that there are no remaining hidden variables. This approach is consistent in certain high dimensional regimes and performs favourably when compared with the state of the art, in terms of both graphical structure recovery and total causal effect estimation. Show more
Journal / seriesJournal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series B, Statistical Methodology
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Organisational unit03789 - Maathuis, Marloes / Maathuis, Marloes
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