My research considers substantive problems related to new media and the Internet, as well
as the entertainment industry. From a theoretical perspective, I am most interested in
information's dual role as: 1) something whose acquisition can reduce uncertainty about future
consumption, and 2) something whose acquisition provides utility directly to consumers.
Methodologically, my primary research tools are Bayesian econometrics and structural
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Stan is an application framework for building Monte Carlo samplers. Superficially, it looks a lot like BUGS (or JAGS): you define a model using an R-like syntax and then...magic!...samples appear. But that's where the similarities end.