Causal inference, general philosophy and other topics

Related to my work on external validity, I also take a keen interest in questions of causal inference – in economics, philosophy and more generally (e.g. causal graphs and Pearl’s do calculus). A first example is this refutation of some work on instrumental variables by Julian Reiss, along with further analysis of Reichenbach’s principle and causal inference – first written in 2012 while writing my economics PhD and published in Synthese in 2022.

In addition, I have accumulated various interests (some ‘single topic’, others more detailed) in other areas of philosophy, such as epistemic (in)justice, religion and science, demarcation, philosophy of medicine, etc.

For my work on scientific progress, scientific communities  and the dynamics of higher education institutions see my first book: The Incentivised University.