We are glad to inform you that the Applied Bayesian Statistics school is back! ABS23 will be held in Firenze on June, 12-16, 2023.

The school is organised by CNR IMATI (Institute of Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies at the Italian National Research Council in Milano), this year in cooperation with the Florence Center for Data Science and the Department of Statistics, Computer Science and Applications at the University of Firenze.


The lecturer will be FAN LI (Duke University, https://scholars.duke.edu/person/fli) with the support by researchers at the University of Firenze.

If interested, you can register on the school website:


REGISTRATION is now open but payments will be possible (by bank transfer or credit card) only after January, 30, 2023.

If you are interested in the school but unwilling to register for the moment, please send an email to abs23@mi.imati.cnr.it and we will send you updates and reminders.

As in the past (since 2004), there will be a combination of theoretical and practical sessions, along with presentations by participants about their work (past, current and future) related to the topic of the school.

OUTLINE: The aim of this course is to introduce the fundamental concepts and the state-of-the-art methods for causal inference under the potential outcomes framework, with an emphasis on the Bayesian inferential paradigm.

Topics will cover randomized experiments, common methods for observational studies, such as propensity score, matching, weighting and doubly-robust estimation, heterogeneous treatment effects, sensitivity analysis, instrumental variables, principal stratification, panel data methods, and longitudinal treatments. Recent advances related to high dimensional analysis and machine learning will be naturally incorporated into the discussion. All methods will be illustrated via real world case studies.

We hope you will be interested in the school and we would like to meet you in Firenze next year.
We invite you also to share the information with people potentially interested.

Best regards

Elisa Varini and Fabrizio Ruggeri
Executive Director and Director of ABS23