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Technical papers: intellectual property
※ Valuing patents and trademarks in complex production chains Journal of the Knowledge Economy, March 2020. JKEC online.
Intellectual Property Boxes and the Paradox of Price Discrimination Center for Economic Priorities Working Paper, May 2017. Summary, Paper.
Technical papers: other applications
※ An Analysis of U.S. Domestic Migration via Subset-stable Measures of Administrative Data Journal of Computational Social Science, June 2021. Read it here.
Unemployment Insurance and worker mobility, by Ryan Nunn, Laura Kawano and Ben Klemens Urban/Brookings Tax Policy Center report, February 2018. Brookings summary.
※ Estimating local poverty measures using satellite images: A pilot application to Central America World Bank Policy Research Paper #7329, June 2015. World Bank WPs.
Social Influences and Smoking Behavior Brookings Report to the American Legacy Foundation, February 2006. ℗
※ A genome-wide association study implicates diacylglycerol kinase eta (DGKH) and several other genes in the etiology of bipolar disorder, by
AE Baum, N Akula, M Cabanero, I Cardona, W Corona, B Klemens, TG Schulze, S Cichon, M Rietschel, MM Nathen, A Georgi, J Schumacher, M Schwarz,
R Abou Jamra, S Hofels, P Propping, J Satagopan, NIMH Genetics Initiative Bipolar Disorder Consortium, SD Detera-Wadleigh, J Hardy, and FJ
McMahon. Molecular Psychiatry, 2008 (13:2), pp 197-207. Link.
Technical papers: methods
The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle of Social Science Modeling Scientific American, 7 July 2020. Link.
A Useful Algebraic System of Statistical Models Census Bureau Research Report Series (Statistics), May 2013. Arxiv.
A Peer-based Model of Fat-tailed Outcomes Arxiv, April 2013. Arxiv page.
※ Mutual Information as a Measure of Intercoder Agreement Journal of Official Statistics, October 2012. R script.
Tea for Survey Processing United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Conference of European Statisticians, September 2012. ℗
Finding Optimal Agent-based Models Center on Social and Economic Dynamics Working Paper #49, September 2007. SSRN page.
An Efficient Network Generation Method: Interpersonal Networks and the Distribution of Links
, December 2005. SSRN page.
Preferences with a Social Component
, July 2003. ℗
Dissertation: Information Aggregation California Institute of Technology, May 2003. ℗👓
When do Ordered Priors Induce Ordered Posteriors?
, September 2002. SSRN page.
Tea for survey processing, with Rolando Rodríguez
Apophenia: a library of statistics functions, focusing on modular, cross-paradigm modeling
Writing appendices in LaTeX: a short macro package for writing
theorems in a manner that facilitates moving proofs to an
appendix. CTAN link
An agent-based model of migration and demography: project for ECA region of World Bank.
Why a monolithic patent law can't be applied to all inventions,
Scholar.social Summer School, August 2020.Presentation video
Co-organizer, Agent-Based Models for Exploring Public Policy Planning,
Lorentz Center at University of Leiden, July 2019.Event page
Transforming and Combining Statistical Models,
Data Science DC @ George Washington University, August 2014.PDF slides, MP3 audio
A Simulation of Nonresponse and Imputation,
2013--14 Program on Computational Methods in Social Sciences (CMSS), August 2013.Event agenda, PDF slides
Designing a cross-paradigm modeling framework.
Neyman Seminar at the University of California, Berkeley, Department of Statistics 8 May 2013; invited talk at Stanford University Department of Statistics 14 May 2013, PDF slides.
※ Appearance in Patent Absurdity, a documentary, 2010.Watch here
Poster: DNA Pooling for Whole-Genome Association
Studies with Illumina Infinium Assays, by
Amber E. Baum, Nirmala Akula, Ben Klemens, Imer Cardona, Winston Corona,
Andrew Singleton, John Hardy, Sevilla Detera-Wadleigh, Francis J. McMahon, October 2006.PPT, PDF
The Kojo Nnamdi Show: "The Legal Battle over Software" (National Public Radio discussion), January 2006.info, MP3
Producer and moderator for "Software and Law: Is Regulation Fostering or Inhibiting Innovation?" (Brookings panel), December 2005.transcript
Graduate class on networks and information (Johns Hopkins Econ dept), February-May 2005.reading list and notes
※ An Inclusive, Cyberpunk Future Is In the Cards, by Ben Klemens and Liz Landau WIRED, February 2021. Link.
※Carbondale, a game of building a local social and business network, designed for two standard decks of cards.
Cowsweeper: a variant of Minesweeper, which can be
(if you are using a Java-enabled browser) or be
and played on a PalmOS device, if you can still find one. [Available from many