Please join us at the Applied Statistics workshop this Wednesday, Sept 30th when we will be delighted to have the distinguished Susan Athey, Professor of Economics here at Harvard, presenting on "A Structural Model of Equilibrium and Uncertainty in Sponsored Search Advertising Auctions" (joint work with Denis Nekipelov). Susan has passed along the following abstract: Read more about Athey on "Sponsored Search Advertising Auctions"
Wired has a fascinating article about the placebo effect and how the pharmaceutical companies deal with it. Not only is there evidence that the placebo effect is growing (some drugs approved in the 80s and 90s would struggle to pass the FDA now), but it turns out there may be significant geographic differences in the strength of the effect: Read more about The placebo effect is growing?
Please join us tomorrow, September 16th when we are excited to have Ben Goodrich (Government/Social Policy) presenting "Bringing Rank-Minimization Back In: An Estimator of the Number of Inputs to a Data-Generating Process," for which Ben has provided the following abstract: Read more about Goodrich on "Bringing Rank-Minimization Back In"