Colin Fogarty


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Colin Fogarty is the Sarofim Family Career Development Assistant Professor and an Assistant Professor of Operations Research and Statistics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Colin's research interests lie in the design and analysis both of randomized experiments, and of observational studies while assessing the robustness of a study's findings to hidden biases. Much of his work explores the extent to which classical randomization-based approaches for inference in experiments and observational studies extend to circumstances where heterogeneous treatment effects are suspected, as is common in practice. His work also illustrates tangible benefits for many quasi-experimental devices in terms of improved robustness to lurking variables in observational studies.

Colin received his AB in Statistics from Harvard University and his PhD in Statistics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


"Gaussian Prepivoting for Finite Population Causal Inference."

Cohen, Peter L., and Colin B. Fogarty. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series B Vol. 84, No. 2 (2022): 295-320. arXiv Preprint.

"Biased Encouragements and Heterogeneous Effects in an Instrumental Variable Study of Emergency General Surgical Outcomes."

Fogarty, Colin, Kwonsang Lee, Rachel R. Kelz, and Luke J. Keele. Journal of the American Statistical Association Vol. 116, No. 536 (2021): 1625-1636. arXiv Preprint.

"Increasing Power for Observational Studies of Aberrant Response: An Adaptive Approach."

Heng, Siyu, Hyunseung Kang, Dylan S. Small, and Colin B. Fogarty. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series B Vol. 83, No. 3 (2021): 482-504. arXiv Preprint.

"​Multivariate One-Sided Testing in Matched Observational Studies as an Adversarial Game."

Cohen, Peter, Matt Olson, and Colin Fogarty. Biometrika Vol. 107, No. 4 (2020): 809-825. ArXiv Preprint.

"Studentized Sensitivity Analysis for the Sample Average Treatment Effect in Paired Observational Studies."

Fogarty, Colin B. Journal of the American Statistical Association Vol. 115, No. 531 (2020): 1518-1530. arXiv Preprint.

"Testing Weak Nulls in Matched Observational Studies."

Fogarty, Colin B., MIT Sloan Working Paper 5833-19. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, February 2020.

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