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2016
Motivated by practical applications, chiefly clinical trials, we study the regret achievable for stochastic bandits under the constraint that the employed policy must split trials into a small number of batches. Our results show that a very small number ...
Marc Fleurbaey
2015
In this paper, we study interpersonal comparisons of wellbeing. We show that using subjective wellbeing (SWB) levels can be in conflict with individuals' judgments about their own lives. We propose therefore an alternative wellbeing measure in terms ...
David Lee
2015
We consider nonparametric identification and estimation in a nonseparable model where a continuous regressor of interest is a known, deterministic, but kinked function of an observed assignment variable. We characterize a broad class of models in which a ...
John Londregan
2015
We propose an estimator for the LASSO that iteratively optimizes the coefficients in pairs. In addition to improving efficiency by coordinating the updates of the the paired variables, our algorithm affords insights into the nature of the LASSO problem. ...
2015
Sander van der Linden June, 2015 Nature Climate Change, 5(7), 612-613. Education Energy Environment Politics Psychology Science Statistics Environment and Energy Social and Behavioral Psychology Download File External Link ...
Marc Fleurbaey
2015
This paper proposes four criteria for the selection of a better measure of living standards: it should be comprehensive, correlation sensitive, preference based, and fairness based. These criteria are applied to the following measures: income, equivalent ...
Roland Benabou
2015
In earlier work we identified a robust negative association between religiosity and patents per capita, holding across countries as well as US states. In this paper we relate 11 indicators of individual openness to innovation (e.g., attitudes toward ...
Marc Fleurbaey
2015
This paper proposes to define sustainability in terms of leaving it possible for future generations to sustain certain defined targets. It is shown that variants of genuine savings and the ecological footprint can then serve as indicators of ...
Marc Fleurbaey
2015
Discounted utilitarianism and the Ramsey equation prevail in the debate on the discount rate on consumption. The utility discount rate is assumed to be constant and to reflect either the uncertainty about the existence of future generations or a pure ...
Sir Angus Deaton
2015
Purchasing power parity exchange rates, or PPPs, are price indexes that summarize prices in each country relative to a numeraire country, typically the United States. These numbers are used to compare living standards across countries, by academics in ...
Edward Felten
2015
More generally, the privacy implications of A/B experiments on users have not received much attention in the policy literature. This essay  explains the distinctive privacy implications of A/B experiments, explores some hypotheticals, and applies the ...
Bryan Grenfell
2015
Despite some notable successes in the control of infectious diseases, transmissible pathogens still pose an enormous threat to human and animal health. The ecological and evolutionary dynamics of infections play out on a wide range of interconnected ...
Martin Gilens
2014
Each of four theoretical traditions in the study of American politics—which can be characterized as theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy, Economic-Elite Domination, and two types of interest-group pluralism, Majoritarian Pluralism and Biased ...
Bryan Grenfell
2014
Probabilistic models for infectious disease dynamics are useful for understanding the mechanism underlying the spread of infection. When the likelihood function for these models is expensive to evaluate, traditional likelihood-based inference may be ...
Marc Fleurbaey
2014
We investigate the problem of how to perform comparisons of income distributions across families of different sizes. We argue that social welfare ought to be computed as the average individual utility instead of the average household utility as in most ...
2014
Sander van der Linden January, 2014 European Journal of Social Psychology, 44(5), 430-440. Environment Psychology Statistics Social and Behavioral Psychology External Link ...
Marc Fleurbaey
2014
We propose a new class of multidimensional poverty indices. Aggregation of the different dimensions relies on individual preferences. The Pareto principle is, therefore, satisfied among the poor. The indices add up individual measures of poverty that are ...
Elizabeth Levy Paluck
2013
This chapter will not cover the uses of field research for the application of social psychological theory. Instead, this chapter describes the use of field research for development of psychological theory. Field research fosters theoretical development in ...
Deborah Prentice
2013
Five studies develop and validate the Self- and Other-Interest Inventory, an individual-difference measure of the motivation to act in one's own interest and the motivation to act in another's interest that measures these motivations at the ...
Sara McLanahan
2013
Sara McLanahan July, 2013 With Laura Tach and Daniel Schneider; Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 39 Statistics Family Domestic and Social Policy http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev-soc-071312-145704?requested... ...

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