The present document serves both as slides and script for the workshop/seminar Applied Causal Analysis. This seminar is taught by Paul C. Bauer (right now - Spring Semester 2019 - at the University of Mannheim). The material was developed by Paul C. Bauer and is based on earlier material developed for seminars/workshops at Mannheim University, the European University Institute and at the Programme doctoral en science politique (PDSPO), Switzerland. All chapters apart from Chapter “17 IV: Instrumental variables” were updated in 2019. It is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0). Conditions for further use are described in the license. For potential future versions of the course see my website: If you find errors please let me know.

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