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Economics Seminar Series- Amos Golan

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Room D1009, Albert and Vera List Academic Center 6 East 16th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10011

American University Professor in Economics Amos Golan will present his book "Data Confessions with Minimal Torture: The Info-Metrics Way".

Info-metrics is the science of modeling, reasoning, and drawing inferences under conditions of noisy and insufficient information. It is at the intersection of information theory, statistical inference, and decision-making under uncertainty. It plays an important role in helping make informed decisions even when there is inadequate or incomplete information because it provides a framework to process available information with minimal reliance on assumptions that cannot be validated. In other words, it gets the data to confess with minimal torture under careful supervision from the judge and jury.

My talk will be based on my new book ‘Foundations of Info-Metrics: Modeling, Inference, and Imperfect Information,’ that examines the theoretical underpinning of info-metrics and provides extensive interdisciplinary applicationsI will discuss the basic ideas via graphical representations of the model and theory, and will present a number of interdisciplinary examples.

Hosted by the NSSR/Economics Department, the seminar series features lectures, paper and book presentations from prominent Economists.

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Lectures and Panel Discussions, Author Readings and Discussions


Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff


The New School for Social Research, Department of Economics





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