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Doubly Robust Regression Analysis for Data Fusion

Dr Sun Baoluo Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, NUS

Date:03 October 2018, Wednesday

Location:S16-06-118, Seminar Room

Time:03:00pm - 04:00pm


In this talk, we will investigate the problem of making inference about a parametric model for the regression of an outcome variable Y on covariates (V, L) when data are fused from two separate sources, one which contains information only on (V,Y) while the other contains information only on covariates. This data fusion setting may be viewed as an extreme form of missing data in which the probability of observing complete data (V,L,Y) on any given subject is zero. We have developed a large class of semiparametric estimators, which includes doubly robust (DR) estimators, of the regression coefficients in fused data. The proposed method is DR in that it is consistent and asymptotically normal if, in addition to the model of interest, we correctly specify a model for either the data source process under an ignorability assumption, or the distribution of unobserved covariates. We evaluate the performance of our various estimators via an extensive simulation study, and apply the proposed methods to investigate the relationship between net asset value and total expenditure among U.S. households in 1998, while controlling for potential confounders including income and other demographic variables.