Autor: de Mier Manuel*, Delbianco Fernando**, Tohmé Fernando**, Patrizio Luisina*, Rodriguez Facundo*, Romero Stéfani Mauro*

Institución: *UNS, **UNS, INMABB-CONICET

Año: 2023

JEL: C18, C43


In this paper we investigate the performance of five causality-detection methods and how their results can be aggregated when multiple units are considered in a panel data setting. The aggregation procedure employs voting rules for determining which causal paths are identified for the sample population. Using simulated and real-world panel data, we show the performance of these methods in detecting the correct causal paths in comparison to a benchmark that comprises a standard representation of growth processes as ground truth model. We find that the results may be better when only simulated, instead of real-world, data are analyzed. While this may suggest that the methods presented here are currently incapable of detecting causal links, it is plausible that the ground ``truth'' may incorporate false relations.