Statistical inference as a bargaining game
AbstractThis paper extends the analogy, previously established by Learner (1978a), between a Bayesian inference problem and an economics allocation problem to show that posterior modes can be interpreted as optimal outcomes of a bargaining game. This bargaining game, over a parameter value, is played between two players: the researcher (with preferences represented by the prior) and the data (with preferences represented by the likelihood).
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Volume (Year): 93 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
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- C11 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Bayesian Analysis: General
- C7 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory
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