1. Harberger Taxation has an elegant application that has been overlooked: Taxing Intellectual Property

    I hinted earlier that I had a take on the

  2. International treaties bake in policies for generations. Fewer policies should be set by treaty.

    When the TPP was still a matter of active debate, there was one downside to the process that didn’t seem to come up in the various policy debates. Some of the critiques were that it was “undemocr...

  3. hello world

    In the previous post I derived the evidence lower bound (ELBO), (λ;x)=∫q(z;λ)[logp(x,z)−logq(z;λ)]dz, which variational inference attempts to maximize. Now I’ll describe a method to perform this...

  4. Arjun is a computer scientist who likes reading about economics.

    Ristret is an experimental blog platform that I wrote, partly to learn about CMSes, partly to write database queries, and partly because I needed to fulfill my urge to write more.

    I combin...