Information optimality and Bayesian modelling

Bertrand Clarke

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The general approach of treating a statistical problem as one of information processing led to the Bayesian method of moments, reference priors, minimal information likelihoods, and stochastic complexity. These techniques rest on quantities that have physical interpretations from information theory. Current work includes: the role of prediction, the emergence of data dependent priors, the role of information measures in model selection, and the use of conditional mutual information to incorporate partial information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-429
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Econometrics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2007


  • Bayesian method of moments
  • Data dependent priors
  • Entropy
  • Reference priors
  • Stochastic complexity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics


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